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Woman Creates Nonprofit That Makes Princess Wigs From Yarn For Kids Battling Cancer

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Woman Creates Nonprofit That Makes Princess Wigs From Yarn For Kids Battling Cancer

Woman Creates Nonprofit That Makes Princess Wigs From Yarn For Kids Battling Cancer


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The Magic Yarn Project was created by oncology nurse and mother-of-three Heather Christensen. Christensen knows how emotional it can be for children battling cancer to lose their hair. When she saw her friend’s 3-year-old daughter named Lily battle cancer and lose her hair, she created a wig from soft yarn and wove into the form of the Disney princess, Elsa from Frozen.

Source: Facebook/The Magic Yarn Project

When she saw such a positive response from Lily, she created the nonprofit to enlist the help of volunteers to create wigs for other cancer patients. Traditional wigs can be uncomfortable for children’s sensitive scalps, so the volunteers instead use soft “baby” yarn to first weave into a beanie. They then create the wigs, to resemble Disney princesses such as Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Princess Jasmine from Aladdin, and Princess Anna from Frozen.

Source: Facebook/The Magic Yarn Project

Christensen enlisted the money-raising platform GoFundMe for donations. She has currently raised over $24,000 for The Magic Yarn Project.

Source: Facebook/The Magic Yarn Project

“All of our wigs are free to their recipients in hospitals nationwide to help bring a little magic into a very difficult time of these little girls’ lives,” as stated on the charitable organization’s website.

Source: Facebook/The Magic Yarn Project

The Magic Yarn Project began in Alaska and now has helpers worldwide. They are currently working on a video tutorial on their website to instruct others how to make the wigs so anyone anywhere can help.

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