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A baby to love!

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Today we woke up early and took a taxi to the hospital. We had the best taxi driver ever. As we drove through town, we caused other motorists to once again notice us. Today the reason they were looking at us was because the driver turned the radio way up which caused 4 clowns to … Continue reading A baby to love!

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Play Time!

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Exiting the cab and stepping out to greet families in need was one of the greatest experiences of my life. And lets just say the taxi ride in general was hilarious. So many distracted drivers as we made our way. As we stepped out children flocked us. Parents took out cameras and pushed their children … Continue reading Play Time!

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Power of the Human Spirit

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I have arrived! As I flew here “Trouble with the curve” was playing. Although I have seen it before I was happy to view it again because I realized that it relates a lot to this trip. If you are unfamiliar with the movie, Clint Eastwood’s character could be described as someone who is VERY … Continue reading Power of the Human Spirit

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Thanks to my clowning mentors

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Each time I pack something for Peru, I am reminded through certain items, what great mentors got me here.  I have learned a lot through the work of Dr. Clown, Karen DeSanto, Don/Mary Lamb, and Connie Kennedy.  But I am of course very excited to travel with one of my most important influences, Duffy.  You have all taught … Continue reading Thanks to my clowning mentors

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How it all started…small steps, big shoes.

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Over the summer of 2011 I was fortunate enough to experience being a volunteer at Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut.  This camp offered me a whole new level of experience.  Built for kids who have a life threatening illness, camp was by far the happiest place I’ve ever been.  Many of … Continue reading How it all started…small steps, big shoes.

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