On October 13th I will be running the Chicago Marathon as part of the Open Heart Magic 2019 Charity Team.
Open Heart Magic is a non-profit organization that trains volunteers to perform bedside magic for children and their families while in the hosptial. Open Heart Magic was founded in Chicago and currently provides service to many children's hospitals in the Chicago area. We also provide service at the Cleveland Clinc and CS Mott Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Last December I graduated with the 3rd class of Ann Arbor Magicians.
My volunteer experience is indescribable. Many evenings I enter rooms that are anxious, fearful, and guarded. It is awesome to see the faces of the kids and their families light up and hear laughter while perfoming magic. We serve to empower kids, letting them make choices, teaching them our Secret Lessons so they can fool their family, friends, even their doctors and nurses. We help kids keep their special magic that makes them kids.
The photo above include my two grandsons, Tucker and Jace. They are my biggest critics and help me practice so I can be the best beside hospital magician possible.
Please consider supporting me and Open Heart Magic for this event. As I prepare and train, I respect the distance of 26.2 miles. I reflect that the children and their families have far greater distances to cover toward treatments, healing and cures. Thank you for your support.