Children With Cancer Now Have The Opportunity To Be As Beautiful As A Princess Thanks To An Alaska Mom’s Wig Project
One generous Alaska mother is bringing a little bit of hope to cancer patients through her hand-made wigs. Chemotherapy not only leaves the cancer patients with a substantial amount of hairr loss, but it also leaves a child’s skin very tender and sensitive.
It all began last year when Alaska mom Holly Christensen found out that her close friend’s 3-year-old daughter was diagnosed with cancer. She was deeply upset with this, as she was a former oncology nurse, she knew what Lily was about to go through. Lily was going to undergo chemotherapy, and being such a girly girl, she would soon lose her long beautiful hair.
That’s when Christensen had the wonderful idea of creating a handmade wig for Lilly. The wig she made was inspired by Rapunzel, and it was braided made from a very soft yellow yarn.
“I knew she would be going through a difficult time, and that no one would be able to take her suffering away, I also knew that losing her long, curly blonde hair at not even 3 years old would be difficult for her, so I figured that the yarn wig could help bring a little magic and fun to a difficult time in her life.” – Christensen
The wig was a godsent gift to say the least. Both mothers recall how Lily would stroke the soft yarn and would talk about the time when she will actually have “real” ‘Rapunzel’ hair.
It was almost as if this experience with Lily made Christensen have an epiphany. She knew that making these “princess” wigs was one way to bring some joy to the lives of children with cancer. And that’s how her Magic Yarn Project came to be.
Her project’s mission was to create and send out Disney-inspired “princess” wigs to young cancer patients at treatment centers accross the country free of charge.
At first it began with Christensen and a small group of other church friends, but it quickly grew into a bigger movement as volunteers and donors from accross the country are providing time and money to support this wonderful cause.
So far, their GoFundMe campaign for the project has raised more than $15,000.
Article: Huffington Post