A few weeks ago, we shared that I reached a “career high."
Well, here it is—a conversation with my hero--Patch Adams!!
In 1998, I watched the movie, “Patch Adams” in which Robin Williams
(who lives in my heart forever), played a real-life doctor who brought clowning and joy to those who were suffering the most. It changed my
life and nursing career and I became sillier and funnier and loved to
make people laugh… especially on hard days.
When I began to write my book, we reached out to the Gesundheit Institute which was founded by Patch in 1971 and wondered if I could
get a quote for my book. (It’s always a “no” if you don’t ask, right!)
I was given the quote, “If you gotta die, why not make it fun?”
I was beyond thrilled.
Since then, I have been studying Patch and all his incredible work.
He is a clown that is a doctor, an activist for care for all people, nature
and so much more. Ironically, this journey started with Patch being beaten up for standing up against racism in the 60's. He did not want
to live in a world with so much violence and injustice. He was suicidal and decided to start a "Love Revolution" instead. Now I have the
privilege of sharing a wonderful conversation that I had with Patch.
A dream come true.
I encourage you to visit his website and learn about his clown trips, Clownvets, and the free hospital he aspires to build. You can read the entire letter shared in the blog here. Please support his vision in
any way you can. Learn, share and be inspired to help create a better world with heart and humour. Be like Patch!
People hunger for love and
clowning is a trick to get love close
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