Lily’s parents were naturally upset when she was diagnosed with cancer at the age of two. When family friend Holly Christensen learned of Lily’s illness, her mind immediately began racing with ideas for how she could assist.
Holly, a 31-year-old mother of three, understood from her time as an oncology nurse how terrible chemotherapy-related hair loss can be for a patient. So, with a crochet hook in hand, she set about making a charming and whimsical Disney-princess-inspired wig for Lily.
“I knew she would be going through a difficult time, and that no one would be able to take her suffering away. I figured that the yarn wig could help bring a little magic and fun to a difficult time in her life,” said Holly.
The two-year-old’s response to the beautiful Rapunzel wig Holly made was inspiring!
Holly was so inspired that she decided not to stop there. She produced numerous wigs for Lily before moving on to create even more miraculous creations for other sick youngsters.
The Magic Yarn Project was born and funded by donations with a mission to create beautiful and soft yarn wigs for little girls with cancer and to encourage and facilitate volunteerism.
The wigs are now shipped around the world and are absolutely free to the children who need them.
Holly and her crocheting volunteers even started holding workshops to teach parents and their communities how to create the wigs themselves.
With over a hundred princess-inspired wigs warming the heads and hearts of little cancer fighters, the Magic Yarn Project is living up to every word of its promise to bring light and magic to the children it helps.
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