In 2012 Tyler Biloski was diagnosed with a rare type of arthritis, which over time will fuse his back and neck together.
After chemotherapy treatment and other medications, it only made his situation worse.
Biloski made the decision to stop his treatments altogether and become more active to help cope with the pain.
Despite the pain he lives with every day the local magician hasn’t let the arthritis take over his life.
A year after his diagnosis Biloski began his slow recovery and decided to release his Make the World Move magic tour.
“Magic brings you back to that point when you were a little kid,” Biloski said before his Cirque Du Fun performance at Monsterview Manor Saturday evening.
“That’s something that I find no other art can do, is actually bring you back to being a kid for a little time and to actually be able to just get rid of everything around you.”
Biloski added that no matter what’s going on during the day, no matter what worries you have, everything is gone and you’re just there “experiencing what you are experiencing.”
The tour is also helping Biloski with his recovery. The 25-year-old said the more he keeps moving the slower the arthritis progresses.
“The more I keep practicing magic the more I keep moving my fingers, my joints, and the more I keep moving around the slower the progression will be,” he said.
Bilsoki has been doing magic shows for more than 10 years and to this day he still feels nervousness in front of a large audience.
“Being on stage is nice,” he said. “The one thing about being on stage is that I have control over the situation and I know what’s going to happen.”
Magic and illusions has also given Biloski an opportunity to share his story with his audience.
“When I have a group of people coming to see me that’s my time to show them stuff that I wouldn’t be able to in any other circumstance.”