The Hadassah Medical Organization will be celebrating 20 years of medical clowning with its “Dream Doctors.” Hadassah not only initiated medical clowning in Israel but also created a new model where these clowns are part of the treatment team.

Hadassah’s most renowned medical clown David “Dush” Barashi has traveled the world, to Ethiopia and Nepal among other locations in distress, as part of Israel Defense Forces missions. While there, not only did he cheer up the young patients and medical staff, but he also demonstrated and taught medical clowning.

Barashi offers these words of wisdom: “You can’t always change the situation, but you can almost always change the point of view of reality.”