Clown Doctors Help Heal With Humor
Today, and every day, we want to remember, praise, encourage all victims of cancer. One way to help patients deal with the illness is laughter; after all it IS the best medicine!
The Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit has been helping doctors by bringing humor into their hospitals since 1986. Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore, Maryland with original Clown Care team member Bill Boots (Dr. Boots) and his partner Matthew Pauli (Dr. Spats). Members of the Clown Care team work with physicians to conduct 'clown rounds,' their own version of medical rounds, where the healing power of humor is always the prescription!
As Bill Boots says, “doctors deal with what's wrong with a patient, Clown Care deals with what's right." We can't thank these guys enough for adding some joy into these precious children's lives.
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