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Reno Tahoe Comedy Presents a Fundraiser for Amazing Grace with Comedic Magician Jacques Simard
Grace Flynn age 13, was diagnosed with Autoimmune Encephalitis January 2018. She battled major health issues for years not knowing the cause. Two years prior to her diagnosis, Grace developed a consistent pattern of symptoms. What would begin with a major mood disturbance and insomnia, were followed by a rapid decline in cognitive abilities, high fevers, confusion, altered mental status, and long periods of sleep. The cycle would repeat itself every 7-10 days. It wasn’t until a team consisting of a Pediatric Rheumatologist and Pediatric Neurologist at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT decided to test her blood for certain antibodies that the disease became clear. Gracie’s diagnosis of Autoimmune Encephalitis was confirmed with a positive test result for the antibody known as CASPR2.
Grace is currently on a 3-year treatment plan to suppress the immune system and keep it from attacking healthy brain cells. This treatment consists of daily immune suppressive medication, steroids, monthly infusions of IVIG, and an additional infusion twice a year of Rituxan – a cancer medicine that depletes the body of B-cells that are responsible for creating antibodies. She travels to Salt Lake City routinely for checkups and evaluations for long-term outcome and care of the disease.
French-Canadian, Jacques Simard, is a master of many skills. As a comedian, mime, sleight-of-hand artist, singer, and actor, he has been featured in over 4,000 stage performances of "Les Foiles de Paris" across the world: Quebec, Lille, Las Vegas, and Reno. He has performed in renowned casinos, such as the Venetian in Las Vegas. Jacques performed 11 shows a week for over a year and a half.
Jacques has worked tirelessly as a magician for over 30 years. His experience has culminated in him receiving the Gold Wand Award from the Canadian Championship of Magic. Mixing wild comedy with stage illusions, Jacques can design a magical performance for any setting. Appearances... Disappearances... Elegant Dove Magic... Invariably his audiences marvel at the magic and remember his warm, engaging personality. He’s not like any magician you’ve ever seen. Decades of experience allowed him to perfect a wide range of wonders, for audiences of any age.
Prizes for raffles donated by: Salon Lux, Hair by Kate Garrick, Ferrari Lund Real Estate, DeVons Jewelry, RC Willey, William Sonoma, The Dailey Method, Sparkle Yoga, Olive & Lucy, MaskCara Beauty Artist, Roden+Fields, Danger Box Shop, Cindy Hunt Photography, Doughboys Donuts, Tahoe Wood Maps and many more.
Balloons by Court. Reno Tahoe Comedy offers a full bar with no drink minimum and nightly drink specials in a beautiful, smoke free theater setting. Please call 775-322-LAFF now to book your group or corporate event.
Ages 12 and under - $15
Ages 13 and older in advance - $20
Ages 13 and older day of show - $25
Get more information and buy tickets at www.renotahoecomedy.com. Tickets are also available at www.pioneercenter.com / 775-322-5233 or 866-553-6605 and at the Pioneer Center Box Office from 11am – 6pm Monday through Friday and at the Pioneer Underground on show nights between 7pm and 11pm. Service charges may apply.
Comedians subject to change. No refunds. Shows may contain adult content. Suggested age 4 and over. For a complete Reno Tahoe Comedy schedule, go to www.renotahoecomedy.com.