Meet the woman who transform children with cancer into Disney princesses to help put the smiles back on their faces...This will inspire you


A woman inspires little girls with cancer to deal with losing their hair by making them princess hairs with wool.
When Holly Christensen discovered her friend’s little girl had lymphoma cancer, she was devastated.



Two and a half-year-old Lily had always been a happy and healthy child, who, like most girls her age, loved Disney and dreamed of being a princess.

Holly, a mother of three herself, was heartbroken at the thought of Lily suffering and, as a former oncology nurse, she knew all too well the horrors that cancer could bring.
"It was just earth shattering," Holly, from Alaska, says sadly. "I wanted to help in whatever way I could, so I talked through the treatment process with her to try and stop her from feeling scared."

When Lily admitted she was worried about losing her long, blonde curls, Holly felt terrible. Her time on cancer wards had taught her that young patients could rarely wear traditional wigs, which scratch and tug on the delicate skin on the scalp.


It was then that she came up with an idea that would eventually change not only her own life, but also the lives of hundreds of poorly little girls all over the world. Tentatively, she made a wig out of the softest wool she could find, crocheting and braiding it into an extravagant Rapunzel (from Tangled) design.

Little Lily was over the moon when she received her wig: "It kept her head warm and made her feel like she had hair – and not just any hair, but princess hair," says Holly with a smile. "All little girls love princesses."
Thankfully, Lily is now in remission and doing well, but word about her wonderful wig had spread among other patients on the ward. Holly was suddenly flooded with requests from the families of ill children – could she make an Ariel (from The Little Mermaid) wig? An Elsa, or an Anna (both from Frozen) one?

Holly (right) with business partner Bree

It’s one year since Holly made Lily her Rapunzel wig. Since then, the project has taken over her life to the extent that her house is overflowing with balls of wool, and even her children have learnt to lend a hand. Has it been worth it?

"Absolutely. Magic is something you can make," says Holly. "We can’t take their horrible disease away… but we can do something to ease the suffering."

To donate to The Magic Yarn Project, visit Gofundme.com/magicyarn or to order a wig, go to themagicyarnproject.com.
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