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Stony Brook medical student-magician charms young patients

Feb 04, 2017 - Newsday (New York)

Medical student David Elkin stood beside the hospital bed of 3-year-old patient Christian Feliciano, clutching three red sponge balls.

Christian watched as Elkin slipped two of the balls into his pocket. After closing his hand on the remaining ball and saying the magic word, "chocolate," Elkin opened his hand. Magically, without ever reaching into his pocket, all three balls reappeared.

Christian smiled. Just days before, he had a brain tumor removed at Stony Brook University Hospita...