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Making Magic for Pediatric Cancer Patients #WATWB

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Welcome to the “We are the World Blogfest” (#WATWB ). The #WATWB was inspired by a simple conversation about how all the negativity on social media was weighing on us. Wanting to make a difference we decided to try to do our part to infuse social media with all the good stories that are out there. We hope to share the stories that show kindness, compassion, hope, overcoming challenges and in general, the impressive resilience of the human spirit. For every dark, negative story out there, there is a positive, heartwarming story that will add some light and lift the human spirit. The last Friday of every month bloggers will share their stories led by five co-hosts, this month’s co-hosts are Michelle Wallace, Peter Nena, Emerald Barnes, Andrea Michaels and Shilpa Garg. To learn more about #WATWB or to join us click here!


A fellow #WATWB blogger, Lynn Hallbrooks, forwarded this story to me knowing I am an avid crocheter and that this story would be right up my alley. A huge shout out to Lynn for thinking of me. 🙂

In 2014 oncology nurse, Holly Christensen heard of a friend’s child being diagnosed with cancer and wanted to do something to help. She wanted to help her friend’s little girl find a light in the scary darkness of the disease. Holly decided to recreate the Princess wigs she had made for her daughters for Halloween. One wig led to thousands more in a movement called the Magic Yarn Project that not only changed the lives of Holly and her family but many peoples’ lives throughout the world.

Watch here to view Holly’s amazing story:

The Magic Yarn Project GoFundMe page: https://medium.com/giving-matters-notes-from-gofundme/the-magic-yarn-project-4e6c6ce688fe

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”~ Sir Winston Churchill

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32 thoughts on “Making Magic for Pediatric Cancer Patients #WATWB”

  1. Hi Belinda -what a fantastic story line … really clever idea to recreate Rumpelstiltskin’s head of hair into a wig for the little oncology girl … such a delight to see … wonderful video – and I can quite see why the idea has gone viral … fabulous – cheers Hilary

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    1. I agree, what child wouldn’t love to have one of these, their smiles are priceless. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! Wishing you a wonderful week!

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  2. This is such a sweet story that brings tears to me eyes. I think that often it’s the smallest, most unexpected gestures of kindness that go the farthest in this world–and ring the truest. Wonderful story for #WATWB. Thanks for sharing it.

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  3. Belinda what an incredibly wonderful story! The video is a must see – so touching and fabulous! Feeling like a princess in the middle of all of the treatments must be priceless. Thank you very much for sharing this with us and thank you to Lynn for sharing it with you.

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    1. Thanks Emily! I know, the video got to me *sniffles*. So wonderful to see the children’s smiling faces! Lynn was wonderful to share it with me! 🙂 Wishing you a wonderful week!

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    1. I was so thankful to Lynn for sending this in my direction. Holly has such a great story, I was glad to be able to share it! Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂 Wishing you a wonderful week!

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  4. Holly Christensen is an amazing woman doing an amazing job with these wigs. Actually, her entire family is amazing…even her kids are involved…and what better way to teach kids compassion and the joy of helping ill children, which her kids can in turn pass on to others.
    The project has taken on a life of its own…so gratifying to see prisoners involved too!
    Just wonderful!!
    Thank you – I LOVE this post.
    (I also crochet but don’t know when I’ll get a chance to pick up a crochet hook again… just to much to do…and not enough hours in the day.) 🙂

    #WATWB #InDarknessBeLight

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    1. I love crocheting and am looking for ways to help others. Face it, friends and family can only do with so many scarves, hats, tea cozies etc.(lol) …this was inspiring to me! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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