The Healing Power Of Humor Used For Sick Children

The Big Apple Circus Clown Care Program is such a wonderful organization, making such a difference at Miami Children’s Hospital.

CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Sick kids are no laughing matter, but the Big Apple Circus’s Clown Care Program uses the healing power of humor to help kids at Miami Children’s Hospital.

For kids at MCH, humor is always the right prescription. That’s where these specially trained clowns come in. Deborah Kaufmann is the Associate Creative Director Big Apple Circus Community Programs and said the clowns give kids the chance to just be a kid again for a few moments.

“So there are a lot of difficult things the children are going through and we come in and we engage their sense of play and they get to be children.”

Since 1986, the Big Apple Circus has been sending out specially trained clown “doctors”, prescribing smiles at every stop.

Kaufmann said it takes a special person to be this type of clown.

“We look at a wonderful variety of skills, which we…

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Very Interesting.

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