It’s easy for me to say this, but doing it is a whole different kettle of fish.
How do you explain to a little girl why her luscious locks are beginning to fall out? How do you make the process easier? Enter Holy Christensen and her “Magic Yarn Project.” If you’ve never heard of either of these names then prepare to be enlightened and left truly inspired.
Christensen used to work as a cancer nurse so when her friend’s two-year-old daughter was diagnosed she was fully aware of how difficult the treatment was going to be. She told ABC News, “She’s such a girly girl and loves princesses and is about to lose her long beautiful hair.” And so the project started.
While putting together her own daughters’ Halloween costumes, where they dressed as Frozen’s Princess Elsa and Princess Anna, she became pretty nifty at making unique hairstyles. So Christensen called upon her talents once again to make a wig out of yellow yarn to resemble Rapunzel’s long braid. She explained that cancer patients don’t like to wear traditional wigs because “the chemotherapy leaves the skin very tender and sensitive” so hers “are made on soft crocheted beanies.”
Christensen’s creations were in such high demand that she set up a workshop and is now hoping to recruit more volunteers. All the wigs made are given away for free so she is raising money for supplies to make this possible.
Keep up the good work Holy Christensen and your team! See you in a bit I’m off to donate.