National Volunteer Week: Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital volunteers have many talents

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Volunteers at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital have all kinds of talents.
Bruce Jacoby, who does magic for a living, regularly visits the Alexis Verzal Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital.
“The reason I come here is that I felt called to make a difference in people’s lives and I have a talent so I’m sharing my talent with them to bring smiles and laughs and also when they smile and laugh they actually heal. So that’s why I do this,” Jacoby said.
His magic tricks put a smile on the faces of the young patients who see him.
“When a magician does this classic magic trick, Shelley, they have to find the exact center of the rope, just like this, and once they find the exact center of the rope, they bring it up into their hand like this. OK? You following me?” Bruce asked his audience member.
And his jokes – well, we’ll let you be the judge …
“Shelly, guess what? It’s knot cut. Shelly, I cannot tell a good joke and cannot get the rope cut in the middle.”
All of Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital’s volunteers are magicians in a way.
“Because the real magic just happened because you smiled and laughed,” Bruce told her.
Thank you to all of the volunteers at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital. Happy National Volunteer Week!