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OV's citizen of the year brings smiles to the faces of ill children
J.D. Fitzgerald/ Special to the Explorer, When Jay Knapp goes to the Tucson Medical Center, he's always got his magic kit, a smile, a story and some illusions for children and their parents who could use a lift.
J.D. Fitzgerald/ Special to the Explorer, Jay Knapp, 81, keeps the shells moving when entertaining children at the Tucson Medical Center. He has been named Citizen of the Year by the Rotary Club of Oro Valley.
J.D. Fitzgerald/ Special to the Explorer, Jay Knapp plays a shell game with Luis and his mother Leticia at the Tucson Medical Center.
J.D. Fitzgerald/ Special to the Explorer, Oro Valley magician Jay Knapp taps the forehead of Tucson Medical Center patient Luis Merino, 12, giving him the magic to heal while his mother Letica Tyrrell looked on.