Holly Christensen, a mother of three and former oncology nurse in Alaska, crochets flowing wigs out of soft yarn for children who’ve lost their hair to chemotherapy in their battle with cancer. Each wig is modeled after the child’s favorite Disney princess, which Christensen hopes will help them get through their difficult battle.
She got the idea after her friend’s 2-year-old daughter, Lily, was diagnosed with lymphoma. “To bring a little bit of magic into such a difficult time in their life is so rewarding. It’s almost equally been so rewarding and magical to meet people who want to help,” Christensen told ABC news. Read on for more of her story and to learn how you can contribute!
“Knowing how difficult it would be for her to lose her beautiful blonde curls, I made her a Rapunzel yarn wig,” she writes
“I was flooded with responses from around the nation—mothers who wanted these wigs for their little girls who have cancer”
“To bring a little bit of magic into such a difficult time in their life is so rewarding. It’s almost equally been so rewarding and magical to meet people who want to help”
“The chemotherapy leaves their skin very tender and sensitive. [The wigs] are made on soft crocheted beanies”