After an Alaskan woman made a princess wig for her friend’s daughter, at the urging of her friend, she decided to make a similar one for her child with cancer. Little does she know that her passion project will soon be the talk of the town.
Holly Christensen always had a soft corner for children with life-changing illnesses since she had worked as a cancer nurse. She had closely seen children undergoing painful therapies that would make them lose all of their hair.
The Palmer, Alaska mom said working in the cancer ward had changed her life. One day, she learned that a friend’s daughter would lose her beautiful hair after undergoing chemotherapy, which made Christensen come up with a brilliant idea to cheer up the little girl.
In 2014, Christensen’s friend from nursing school told her that her 2.5-year-old daughter, Lily, was diagnosed with cancer. “I knew that Lily had a difficult battle ahead,” the former nurse recalled.
Thinking about Lily made Christensen sad because she knew the little girl would feel heartbroken after losing her beautiful blond curls. As a mother of daughters, Christensen could understand the feelings Lily would undergo. She said:
“[Lily is] such a girly girl and loves princesses and is about to lose her long beautiful hair.”
She revealed that the cancer treatments made skin sensitive, which made it difficult for children to wear regular wigs. In contrast, yarn wigs were much softer and didn’t irritate the skin.
After receiving overwhelming requests, Christensen gave her noble cause a wonderful name: The Magic Yarn Project. She even made a page on GoFundMe to raise funds for her project.
The donations helped Christensen buy supplies and make beautiful wigs for little girls to make them feel pretty. She has designed wigs inspired by the main characters of Disney’s “Frozen,” and plans to create wigs inspired by other famous Disney princesses.
In a world full of chaos, kind-hearted women like Christensen are hard to find. We hope her passion project continues to make beautiful wigs for little warriors going through the worst phase of their lives.