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Patch Adams, Humanitarian Clowning and Designing a Therapeutic Massage Program

Patch Adams, MD and Autumn Woodward, clowning, massage therapy

“In 2006, Woodward took her first trip with Patch Adams as a humanitarian clown. They traveled to Peru for two weeks. “It was a profound experience for me,” she says. “We went into places where raw sewage was running through the streets where children were playing. We painted a block of houses in brilliant colors…I watched children who usually work all day build giant sand castles and get to be kids for just a little while.” Most recently, Woodward organized Adams’ trip to Costa Rica where they visited the oncology ward of the National Children’s Hospital…”