Criss Angel and his wife Shaunyl Benson have a’superhero’ child.
Criss Angel and his wife Shaunyl Benson are the proud parents of a cancer survivor. Johnny Christopher Sarantakos, the couple’s oldest son, was diagnosed with cancer in October 2015.
Angel, whose real name is Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos, has recently teamed up with the Olivia Hope Foundation and Redline Steel to collect funds for children’s cancer research.
Johnny Christopher Children’s Charitable Foundation, which he founded in honor of his son, aims to raise awareness about pediatric cancer, offer cash for research, and eventually cure it.
While Angel and his wife Benson are both dedicated to assisting cancer patients and their son, the fact that he shared a son with her was unknown until he revealed his son was fighting cancer.
Angel’s 20-month-old son was diagnosed with cancer.
Angel had previously been assumed to be single until February 17, 2015, when he married Shaunyl Benson.
Just days before the wedding, he revealed that he and the Australian actress had a son, Johnny Christopher, who had been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
At the time, Johnny was just 20 months old, and the illusionist announced the news on Twitter. It was also the first time Angel mentioned having a child in public. Angel and Benson have worked tirelessly to raise awareness about childhood cancer since then.
Benson portrays herself on Instagram as a “mommy to a cancer warrior.” On February 17, 2021, she wished Johnny Christopher a happy 7th birthday and referred to him as her hero.
On January 22, 2019, Angel and Benson welcomed their second son, Xristos Yanni Sarantakos.
Angel Assisting Other Families With Children With Cancer
The Mindfreak magician has been fighting childhood cancer for a long time. In 2020, Angel and his wife teamed up with the Olivia Hope Foundation and Redline Steel to raise money for kid cancer research.
Benson spoke up about the connection, saying that it meant a lot to her family to aid groups dedicated to raising awareness for childhood cancer. She also urged everyone to join together in the fight against childhood cancer.
Through his Johnny Christopher Children’s Charitable Foundation, the illusionist has also made a significant contribution to the fight against children’s cancer.
The charity not only raised awareness and funding for childhood cancer treatment and cure but also assisted families in need during the pandemic. Angel discussed the project with Extra TV.
Benson, like many others, has been working hard to raise awareness about kids’ cancer and frequently blogs about her son’s struggle with leukemia.