For the first time in nearly six decades, the Las Vegas strip went dark due to COVID-19 and now other cities are essentially being shut down. In the midst of the coronavirus chaos, illusionist Criss Angel is spreading optimism and hope with his social media posts to millions of followers.
Criss Angel, who is a father to an immunocompromised son, joins Travis to discuss the importance of selflessness and staying optimistic. Plus, how the power of magic can take our mind to a place that is almost like meditation.
Criss recently posted a video performing mind-bending magic tricks in his bathroom to help people stay healthy and clean in order to fend off the virus.
Criss' son Johnny Christopher at just 18 months old was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic Leukemia. Now 6 years old, Johnny Christopher recently had a relapse and spends a lot of time in hospitals. Dr. Stork shares that chemotherapeutic drugs purposely minimize your body's immune system's ability to fight off infections. Coronavirus, as we know is dangerous to all of us, but this is why in particular it's especially dangerous to those with a compromised immune system.
With his town of Vegas shut down, Criss shares he's really focusing on the positive aspects of this situation like extra time with family and finally getting around to cleaning that closet he's been meaning to. But, Criss also hopes a lot is learned from this pandemic and that we change our current systems.
Criss shares how scary it was to show up to his son's appointment only to be told that they didn't have all the drugs that they needed on hand because they normally come from China. Travis agrees there will likely be longterm changes to the way the healthcare system operates coming out of this crisis.
Criss shares how he talks to his kids about what is going on with coronavirus, and he gets emotional talking about Johnny Christopher and his understanding of the world, sickness and his own cancer.
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