This was buried in the Lens section of the NY Times recently. A photo essay and an encouraging story.
A Blind 78-Year-Old Magician Finds a New Stage: New York’s Subways
After decades of performing on television in Ecuador, renowned magician Olmedo Renteria — aka Olmedini El Mago — showcases his talents to audiences commuting on the city’s subways.
He was born in Ecuador in 1940. He is now 78 years old, a stroke survivor and blind in both eyes -- yet he still works the subways on an almost daily basis.
With his tuxedo, red shirt and courtly manner, Mr. Renteria cut quite a figure among the weary commuters.