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OV man in his 13th year of making children smile
Six-year-old Aamiah Weisenberger laughs with glee as magician Jay Knapp passes a coin from behind one ear to the other at Tucson Medical Center last week. The Oro Valley man regularly visits children like Aamiah who might get a little glum during their hospital stay.
Every Friday, Oro Valley resident Jay Knapp carries his silver suitcase of props from room to room in Tucson Medical Center’s pediatric intensive care unit to perform magic for young patients who are spending days and even weeks in the hospital. Knapp’s magic tricks have cheered up children for 13 years.