Mom hears friend’s toddler has cancer, so she grabs crochet hook for tear-worthy gift.

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Mom hears friend’s toddler has cancer, so she grabs crochet hook for tear-worthy gift.

When Holly Christensen heard that Lily, the 2-year-old daughter of a family friend, had cancer, she knew she wanted to do something to help.

Holly was once an oncology nurse, and knew how hard losing hair during chemo could be for a patient. The mom of three decided to get creative and crocheted a Disney-princess Rapunzel wig for Lily.

She knew she couldn’t alleviate Lily’s pain and suffering, but she hoped the wig would bring the little girl some fun and magic.

Lily adored the wig. Thrilled by Lily’s response, Holly began to crochet more wigs for her — and then made even more wigs for other sick children.

The Magic Yarn Project grew out of Holly’s dose of fun and creativity. Today they make yarn wigs for little girls with cancer. The wigs are shipped around the world and free to the kids who need them.

Watch Holly and the Magic Yarn Project in action, and see how just a bit of yarn and a lot of heart can bring some much-needed joy to a child in a time of need…

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