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.


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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!

More info: themagicyarnproject.comFacebook | Gofundme (h/t: abcnews)

After her friend’s 2-year-old daughter was diagnosed with lymphoma, Holly wanted to cheer her up

“Knowing how difficult it would be for her to lose her beautiful blonde curls, I made her a Rapunzel yarn wig,” she writes

Image credits: Holly Christensen

“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”

Christensen has posted instructions for how to make wigs like these for children who need them

Image credits: The Magic Yarn Project

Image credits: Holly Christensen

This Jasmine wig is a cool design idea, though it was made by someone else

Image credit: booturtle

Christensen’s wigs call for crocheted beanies and “baby-soft” yarn

Image credits: Holly Christensen

“The chemotherapy leaves their skin very tender and sensitive. [The wigs] are made on soft crocheted beanies”

You can contribute by making a wig yourself – just follow these wig-making instructions

If you’re not crafty, you can also donate to The Magic Yarn Project’s Gofundme page

Image credits: The Magic Yarn Project