Headshot Photo of Daniel Rosenthal
2012 Award Recipient


Project Magic is Medicine

Location Santa Rosa, CA

Issue Area Health | Mental Health & Emotional Support

As an eight-year-old, Daniel began to perform magic shows for children and adults receiving medical care at local Bay Area hospitals. Encouraged by the joy he was able to share, Daniel started Magic Is Medicine, matching volunteer magicians with those needing an emotional lift.

Inspired by the service of iconic magicians Harry Houdini and David Copperfield, Daniel teamed up with magicians and leaders of the world’s foremost magic organizations to coordinate performances in hospitals, schools, and rehabilitation and assisted living centers across the country. Daniel also created student clubs that teach youth simple therapeutic magic tricks to engage and inspire others.

Magic takes you on adventures–without ever leaving your seat, hospital bed or wheelchair.

Daniel Rosenthal
“It is never too late, too early, or too often TO GIVE BACK AND MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE”
Helen Diller