How John Keippel ran into magic

“It all started with a trick.  Two tricks actually.  The first was signing up for an event I had never done before.  Never trained for.  An event involving an activity I openly dreaded.  The event was the Chicago Marathon.  I was invited over to learn about Open Heart Magic at the Shamrock Shuffle expo.  While I was a little reluctant to accept the offer to see a trick involving red balls, a lime, and a potato, this would be trick two, and the one that would convince me that running on the inaugural Miles for Magic running team was a no brainer.  Fast forward several months, and, as marathon training was progressing, I was asked if I’d like to sign up for the next session of Magic University.  I can’t for the life of me think of a single reason someone would say no to an offer like that.  Now a year later, I can safely say that this is one of the most awesome things I’ve ever done.  Each visit to the hospital is different, and I always leave knowing that I made someone’s stay just a little better.  It’s nothing short of magic.”


Feeling inspired? You can check out the Miles for Magic running team right here! Bad knees? That’s OK, we have runners competing in the half marathon as well as creating their own personal challenges as well!


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