OPEN HEART MAGIC wrote -
Let's bring hospital magic to University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital and help our kids through Open Heart Magic.
Since 2003 Open Heart Magic has brought magic, amazement and smiles to sick kids throughout ten hospitals in the greater Chicago area. Just this year alone, over 9,000 kids will receive one-on-one magic at their bedsides to help them laugh and feel better.
And you can help bring this wonderful program to Ann Arbor.
For kids undergoing medical treatment, magic has therapeutic value. According to research in education, social work, and psychology:
- Magic is a beneficial tool for gaining trust, decreasing tension, and establishing rapport when working with children and adolescents.
- Magic enhances patients’ cognitive functions, perception, neuromuscular and motivational skills.
- Magic is an innovative technique for reaching children who are scared, isolated and resistant to other forms of therapy.
- Magic is a means for utilizing the powerful benefits of humor and laughter both for the young patients and also their siblings and families who are undergoing some of the most stressful moments of their lives.
Using trained volunteer magicians, Open Heart Magic offers personalized and interactive bedside performances, and work with kids of all ages, regardless of physical or developmental restrictions. They offer support to kids who are in for a one-time ER visit, as well as patients undergoing long-term treatment for conditions such as pediatric cancer, childhood diabetes, heart problems, and pediatric heart transplants. OHM's performances also benefit the parents and siblings of these patients, who are experiencing the stress and uncertainty that illness brings as well.
Open Heart Magic is working to bring this program to the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. Please help bring magic and amazement to our kids here in Michigan.
If you would like to send a check, please mail your check payable to “Open Heart Magic” to the address below (please write “Michigan” on the memo portion. Open Heart Magic is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Open Heart Magic
Attn: Michigan Fundraiser
53 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 835
Chicago, IL 60604