She was a Different Child

There was a seven-year-old girl in the ER of Rush University Medical Center who had sustained a hand laceration and was crying inconsolably. The Nursing and Child Life staffs could not even get her to make eye contact so the Child Life Specialist brought in the Open Heart Magic Hospital Magician. The Hospital Magician enlisted the girl to help him make a red silk scarf disappear. “After the magic, she was like a different child,” recalled the Child Life Specialist. “She was calm and in control, practicing the trick the Hospital Magician had taught her and trying it out on the doctors. It was nothing less than amazing. And it was the magic that did it.”

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