According to recent news reports, an Alaskan cancer nurse produces Disney princess wigs to help children battling cancer. Her decision came after her friend’s daughter was recently diagnosed with cancer and the little girl lost all her hair during chemo sessions.
Holly Christensen has worked as a cancer nurse for a long period of time and is, therefore familiar with the trials and tribulations that patients and their families have to go through. She was even more saddened when she recently heard that her friend’s daughter, who is only two years old, has been diagnosed with cancer.
The idea to make Disney princess wigs came to the woman while she was making a Halloween costume for her daughter. Her daughter wished to dress herself up as Rapunzel and Holly had to make her a very long yarn wig. As she was making it, Holly thought the wig would suit her friend’s daughter, too, so she made a costume for her, as well.
Seen just how glad and happy the little girl was to have such beautiful hair again on her head, convinced Holly that she could do more to help cancer patients. She, thus, started the “Magic Yarn Project” and gathered a large group of volunteers that are now working to make wigs for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy all over the world.
The outcome has been surprisingly good. Her initiative has been praised by patients, medical experts and volunteers all over the world. Holly plans to invest even more time and resources to create Disney princesses wigs for children.
Her past experience in oncology has further helped Holly selected only those materials that are perfect for children. She is currently working with yarn because this material is smooth and it does not irritate a child’s sensitive scalp like regular wigs do. Moreover, the yarn wig is soft and warm and it works as a true wool cap.
Her first yarn wig model was Rapunzel, but volunteers will work in the future to recreate other famous princess manes, such as, the ones of Ariel, Elsa, Anna and Jasmine, depending on children’s preferences. Holly hopes she will someday collaborate with famous non-profit organizations like the “Make-A-Wish Foundation”.
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