Ann Arbor is a bustling college town known for its art fairs, progressive culture, and people who care. This attitude of caring made Ann Arbor the perfect place for a new Bedside Magic™ program. Today, as Open Heart Magic’s volunteer Hospital Magicians bring hope and laughter to sick kids at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, there’s one more thing to love about this special city.
The Bedside Magic program found a perfect home within the University of Michigan, an institution known for advancing medicine. When staff at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital saw the immediate benefits of Bedside Magic for their young patients, they enthusiastically supported Hospital Magician volunteers in getting the new program off the ground. Today, sick kids, their families, and staff eagerly look forward to “magic nights” at the hospital. Launched in 2016, the program is already reaching hundreds of sick kids each year, with Hospital Magician visiting the hospital twice a week.
University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Our Bedside Magic program in Ann Arbor is still young, with tremendous potential to grow and reach more hospitalized kids. Right now, 13 certified Hospital Magicians are working one-to-one with young patients at their bedsides, strengthening them at critical points in their treatment. With your help, this team can continue to grow and reach more and more kids. You can make Open Heart Magic the best place to volunteer in Ann Arbor.
The foundation for success has been set and the goal now is to grow Bedside Magic to reach more sick kids in Ann Arbor. That’s no small task. However, there is a huge need for a larger, more all-encompassing program at C.S. Mott Children’s – one that will require more volunteer Hospital Magicians. To help Bedside Magic program reach its full potential for young patients in Ann Arbor, we need a community of dedicated, passionate supporters rallying behind us. There are many ways you can help our mission to reach every hospitalized child in Ann Arbor. Help us help Michigan kids get their magic back.