Sam Sandler is a magician, an inspirational speaker and America’s only full time deaf illusionist. With over 8,000 live shows in 45 states, Sam has perfected the blend of magic and comedy with a powerful and dynamic inspirational message.
Sam has always been interested in magic, but he hasn’t always been deaf. In 2005, Sam began experiencing the initial stages of a genetic disease called “Progressive Hearing Loss.” By 2009, it developed into complete bilateral deafness. It wasn’t easy and he admits that he didn’t handle it well for a while. But through his faith, he chose to turn his situation over to God and increased his efforts to accommodate his loss of hearing and created a new show called ‘DEAFinitely Magic.’
Through his magic and personal stories of overcoming his deafness, Sam shares how we can experience true joy in a world that is full of brokenness.
Sam continues to overcome his adversities. After a diagnosis of diabetes, he took steps to manage the disease with regular rigorous exercise at the Indian Valley Family YMCA. And it has paid off! He is feeling stronger than ever and is building muscle mass as well as improving his overall health, keeping his diabetic symptoms at bay. He jokes about having to buy a new performing outfit to fit his changing frame.
Sam is now giving back by partnering with the North Penn YMCA to deliver an extraordinary family show of illusion to benefit the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program which is a 12-week free program providing exercise methods and social support for cancer survivors. DEAFinitely Magic: Let’s Make Cancer Disappear will be held on Saturday, October 5, at IMMANUEL LEIDY’S CHURCH, 273 W. Cherry Lane, Souderton, PA 18964. Purchase tickets here!