Meet Holly Christensen. She is making a remarkable difference for little girls with cancer. I love her story; I think it is ingenious, fun, and loving all at the same time.
Sometimes there are people around us who are hurting. And we think, "What can I do? I live too far away, I can't solve all of their problems, I don't have a ton of money to donate, etc." So we say a quick prayer, or send good thoughts, maybe a note, and that is the end of it. Good, but not good enough.
When Holly's friend had a daughter diagnosed with cancer, Holly lived far away in Alaska and wondered how she could help. That is how she came across the idea of making princess wigs for sweet little girls with cancer. Made out of soft beanie hats and yarn for sensitive heads, the wigs give the girls a little bit of their childhood back. This is a heart warming video that will help you think outside of the box the next time someone you know is suffering and you wonder how you can help.
If you would like to get involved in this project and make wigs to donate, you can find video tutorials and all of the information at http://www.themagicyarnproject.com/
Family Discussion Guide
-What excuses could Holly have given herself to justify doing nothing?
-Do you think caring people can always find a way to help?
-Holly inspired others to help as well. How?
-A lot of people helped with the project in different ways. Can you think of what they are?
-Holly has gotten a lot of attention for this project. But could she have done it alone? What about the unnamed people who also helped? Is their contribution any less?
Community Question: Which wig was your favorite? Have you come across any other cool ideas to help sick children?
Hi, I'm Jen! I adore chocolate, I'd rather read than clean my house, and I haven't seen my abs in I-don't-know-how-long. But I love my husband and kids to death and try to Raise The Good within myself and my family by making wise and uplifting media choices and having a deliberate family culture. You are probably doing the same thing. Let's share what works with each other!
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