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Magician Zeke Powerz to Read Minds For The Vanishing Wheelchair Charity!

Magic & Mind Reading

Zeke is a full-time mentalist who teaches leadership workshops during the day and provides entertainment at night: all based around developing your own intuition or “sixth sense” at both private parties and corporate events. Zeke’s demonstrations blur the line between science and superstition. A member of The International Séance Project, The International Brotherhood of Magicians, and a regular performer at the East Coast Spirit Sessions, Zeke will demonstrate all forms of psychic phenomena July 23rd at St. Mary’s for “entertainment and fundraising purposes only” to benefit The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc.

The Vanishing Wheelchair is a non-profit which works with people with disabilities to help them find th...

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Red, White & Blue Magic with The Vanishing Wheelchair

Come join T.J. Shimeld as his alter ego Wendal Wandell, in a special celebration of his “Birthday Magic” show on July 1 at 3 p.m. at 175 Weaverville Highway in Asheville. This month Wendal will be joined by several young magicians to celebrate the birth of America! One hundred percent of the $5 general admission ticket will go to The Vanishing Wheelchair to aid in its growing “All Things Possible” workshops for people with disabilities.

Come join us for some family-friendly fun with “Red, White & Blue” magic!

Tickets: FIRST Saturday of the month at 3 p.m.

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The Vanishing Wheelchair and Goodsearch have partnered up to help raise money for our cause. The Web site, which has raised $11 million for a variety of charities, donates a portion of your online purchases right back to us. Just shop from thousands of Goodsearch-approved stores and brands like Vitamin Shoppe [] and the Warner Brothers Store [], and up to 30 percent will come back to us!

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The Rainbow Community School is Raising Money by MAGIC!

The Rainbow Community School has teamed up with The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. to bring magic to Asheville on April 28 and 29 to raise money for the school. “Magical Moments of Asheville” is a two day magic festival beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday with The Vanishing Wheelchair’s “Magic, Mirth & Meaning” show and continuing all day Saturday with workshops on magic and juggling, a talk from Appalachian Faerie Folk School, a Kids Magic Show at 3 p.m., and a closing show at 8 p.m. highlighting variety performers of Asheville. All events will be held at the Rainbow Community Center, 60 State Street, in Asheville.

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Magic, Mirth & Meaning, Friday Night Shows Entering 5th Year in Asheville!



On February 24, The Vanishing Wheelchair Celebrates

Four Years Bringing Monthly Magic Shows to Asheville

On February 24, The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity for people with disabilities, celebrates its fourth anniversary of bringing a monthly magic show to Asheville. The magic and variety show, “Magic, Mirth & Meaning,” is a family-friendly, hour-long production that features story tellers, singers, jugglers, and magicians. It takes place twice a month at The Vanishing Wheelchair Little Theatre at 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K, in Asheville which is the venue for several magic and variety shows for the public and is available for private functions and parties. “Magic, Mirt...

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The Swannanoa Valley Montessori School is Raising Money by MAGIC!

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The Swannanoa Valley Montessori School has teamed up with The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. to bring magic to Black Mountain on February 20 to raise money for the school’s annual fund drive. Live Your Dreams Magic Show is a two-hour event, including an intermission, which will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Carver Center Gymnasium, 101 Carver Avenue.

The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to helping people with disabilities find their passion and meaning through the arts. With a diverse group of professional entertainers from magicians to jugglers to storytellers to singers The Vanishing Wheelchair guarantees a memorable and inspirational time for the entire family. “We have a talented group of people,” says T.J...

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Remember The Vanishing Wheelchair on Giving Tuesday


We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

The Vanishing Wheelchair and Goodsearch have partnered up to help raise money for our cause...

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Inspirational Books

The Four-foot GIANT and the Vanishing Wheelchair 

T.J. Shimeld

Forewords by Ricky D. Boone and Loretta Faircloth

251 pages, photos     $15.95 softcover (5.5 x8.5)     ISBN 978-0-692-01252-9     (2011)

“If you like good stories; if you are somebody that loves going to the movies; if you are someone that loves those Forest Gump-type movies; if you are somebody that just appreciates a good story from beginning to middle and not yet to the end, then you will appreciate this book only because of Ricky Boone. He is a regional motion picture himself. You can’t have a better subject than Ricky Boone.” -Leighton Grant, Nine-time Emmy winning News Photographer, WLOS ABC 13

From day one, Ricky Boone’s doctors predicted his death from a rare bone disorder, Morgani’s Syndro...

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Book Sellers

Ordering for Booksellers:

The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. welcomes direct orders for print books.  Please send orders by e-mail/fax/phone to ensure that your bookseller’s wholesale discount is applied.

Booksellers wishing to establish a new account should contact:
T.J. Shimeld

Discount Policy for Booksellers:

Standard Discount: 20%. For single-title orders. Payment is expected to accompany the order. All orders are returnable (see below).

Booksignings: 40%. Limited to ISBN specific to the event. Limited overstock returns privileges (within 60 days).

Specialty Discount:  40% on bulk orders of 5 to 49 copies (non-returnable).  50% on bulk orders of 50 copies or more (non-returnable).

Payment Terms for Booksellers:

New accounts are expected to prepay...

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Monthly magic show a success!

Check out the photos from our stage show. We put on a show every month. It’s a lot of fun and raises money to help those with disabilities. Every show is different!

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