Brent Gifford was stricken blind by Stickler’s syndrome when he was about 12. At 15, he became a professional magician and hasn’t slowed since. He was featured in this report from the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
“The Great Blindini” has lived and performed across the country. In addition to his magic career, he has found ways to help others, from managing food services run by blind people to teaching Red Cross training sessions. He has also kept a sense of humor and a positive attitude, despite the condition that also causes skeletal and muscular problems:
“I chose the name ‘The Great Blindini’ because ‘The Great Gimpini’ just didn’t work.”