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audience and being so down to earth. This allowed Sean to believe he really could be his true authentic self while performing. When Sean returned to Canada he knew magic was his destiny, and even though his speech impediment and ADHD gave him his doubts, he could see he had a future on this path. Magic gave him confidence to conquer his disabilities and move forward in life with a positive attitude. Sean is most passionate in doing one-on- one magic, allowing him to be up close and personal with his audience. He began to own his uniqueness and perceive his insecurities as strengths, learning to cope with and overcome them. This has since been the driving force in his career. Sean has begun sharing on stage that with the belief in himself and the belief from loved ones, he has been able to achieve great success in his life and not allow his differences and challenges to hold him back. If you had told 12-year-old Sean that he would be travelling to schools, Indigenous communities, and other various stages, giving motivational speeches about overpowering his challenges with ADHD and a speech impediment, he wouldn’t have believed you. Sean is so grateful to share his experiences with people, especially the younger observers he meets, with the hope that he can inspire and motivate strength and resilience among them. Even if just one person begins to believe that he or she can succeed past their hardships, then it will all have been worth it. To this day, there is no other magician who I collaborate with that brings out the best in me, both magically and creatively. I can sometimes be timid when learning new magic and Sean always encourages me to just GO FOR IT! Having that type of encouragement from another entertainer who I trust 100% has helped me become a better magician and performer.” - David Farr  NOVEMBER | 2019 13