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Comfort clown

  • Featuring: Lorrie Shamarin & Kelly Bryan
  • Date Submitted: Jul 19, 2019
  • Location: Washington

Providence Hospice of Seattle administrative support supervisor Lorrie Shamarin walks colleague Kelly Bryan through the first time she donned a clown costume. It was in a children’s hospital in the former Soviet Union, where she brought joy to a dying child. (The famed Dr. Patch Adams figures into this story.) The conditions were grim. No TV. No toys. No medications. Edit credit: Sean Collins


  • Lorrie Shamarin
  • Kelly Bryan
  • Patch Adams
  • Clown
  • Soviet Union
  • Children