Tuesday, 10 November 2015

A heartwarming cancer initiative for little girls who lose their hair to cancer

A nurse from a small town in Alaska, USA, has come up with a novel way to bring 'joy' and 'light' to the lives of little girls who lose their hair to cancer treatments .

The Magic Yarn Project , which Holly set up with friend Bree Hitchcock, launched two months ago and sees the women weave wigs out of wool in the style of popular children's fairytale characters to donate to young cancer patients.
Three-year-old Lily's Rapunzel wig was the inspiration behind the initiative
Holly told Mirror Online: "Lily, the three-year-old daughter of a college friend of mine, first inspired this project and received the first wig.

"She absolutely loved it and her mother expressed that it brought joy and light to an otherwise difficult and dark time during her life."
Anna from Frozen is one of the wigs the volunteers currently make

Realising that they could help other little girls just like Lily, Holly and a team of volunteers set about making more wigs.
Disney princess Jasmine is just one of the characters bringing magic into little girls' lives.
The products are made with soft acrylic yarns and designed not to irritate little girls' bare scalps, which are often too sensitive for traditional wigs.

The team is currently creating Elsa, Anna, Rapunzel, Ariel, and generic “rainbow” wigs with hopes to include in the future Jasmine and Belle wigs as well.

All of the wigs are free to recipient families in hospitals across the USA. The volunteers just rely on monetary donations to pay for supplies, shipping costs and logistics.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help them realise their dream, and has already amassed over $4000 in donations.

Source - The Mirror

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