‘Magic yarn’ wigs delight thousands of kids with cancer


What started out as one wig made for the daughter of a friend has become thousands of wigs made for children battling cancer, just two years later.

Holly Christensen of Palmer, Alaska, initially started the project after a friend’s daughter was diagnosed with cancer. Christensen used to work as a cancer nurse and knew the treatment would be difficult on the 2-year-old girl.

“Once a cancer nurse, always a cancer nurse. It’s so heart-wrenching and life-changing to work in cancer,” Christensen told ABC News in 2015.

Magic Yarn Project creates homespun wigs for little cancer fighters.

Since then, more than 4,000 kids have received princess and superhero wigs from Magic Yarn, an all-volunteer run group with knitters from all over the world.

Co-founder Bree Hitchcock told ABC News that since that first wig was sewn,…