The Magic Yarn Project
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 489 , Segment 5
Episode: Partisanship, Fast Food Wrappers, Valentines
- Feb 15, 2017
- 19:20 mins
Guest: Holly Christensen, Founder of The Magic Yarn Project When adult women battling cancer lose their hair, they may start wearing wigs and hats, but when children fighting cancer lose their hair, those options aren’t very appealing. . . Until now. An oncology nurse from Alaska has turned a one-time gift from a friend’s daughter into an international nonprofit organization making colorful yarn wigs for kids with cancer. Imagine a giant yellow braid festooned with flowers Rapunzel-style, or for boys, a beanie with braided dreadlocks and beads to look like Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean. Volunteers from around the world are churning out hundreds of these yarn wigs to brighten the lives of sick kids. Check out The Magic Yarn Project here.