How does the butcher introduce his wife? 'Meat Pattie!' 🍔#jokeoftheweek 📸Matt Thompson
Back in Israel, #DreamDoctor Iris Lia Sofer was a featured #speaker at a #training for phone #volunteers of The #Israel Cancer Association.
The Mercaz Telemeda program offers those affected by #cancer a valuable resource for information and support. Its volunteers gather several times each year for a lecture or workshop by a medical professional, to learn something new about cancer treatment and other related topics.
The group was "enchanted" and "fascinated" by charming Dream Doctor "Olive Emla" who demonstrated for them the hard work, imagination and humanity that #medicalclowns must have to bring comfort and relief to children with cancer and their families.
Thank you, Iris, for representing the Dream Doctors Project and the profession of therapeutic #medicalclowning so well!!
While #DreamDoctors Smadar and Penny were flying to Houston to bring comfort to survivors of Hurricane Harvey, another team of Dream Doctors was preparing for #disasters here in #Israel. Nimrod Eisenberg and Keren Asor-Kliger serve as #reservists in the world-renowned #FieldHospital#Unit of the #IsraelDefenseForces, which engages in a full-scale exercise every year, to be ready for #deployment anywhere in the world at a moment's notice. Nimrod and Keren help their unit build the #hospital (which takes only 12 hours!), live and work with the team throughout the week, and help disassemble the hospital to be packed and stored for the next mission. These specially-trained Dream Doctors #army reservists utilize their vast experience working in #traumazones to boost morale among their peers and treat the emotional and psychological wounds of the #patients. The unique partnership between the Dream Doctors Project and the #IDF has had a tremendously positive impact on countless children worldwide and we are so proud of all of the #medicalclowns who have #volunteered to #serve their country and help those in need!
בעוד שרופאות החלום היקרות נמצאות בדרך ליוסטון בכדי לסייע לנפגעי ההוריקן הארווי, צוות נוסף של רופאי חלום חוייל למילואים במסגרת תרגיל פריסת בית חולים שדה של צה״ל. במשך השבוע רופאי חלום פעלו כחלק בלתי נפרד מהצוות החל מהקמת בית החולים דרך עבודה בשטח ולבסוף פירוקו.
אנו נרגשים על הטמעת רופאי חלום כחלק ממשלחות צה״ל לאזורי אסון, הפועלים לסייע לצוות הרפואי בהליכי הטיפול ולאוכלוסיה הנפגעת להתגבר על הטראומה שמלווה אותם.
"Around the world people talk about Syrian casualties, but here at the medical center we see each one is a human being that underwent a tragedy. Every one of them has a story that breaks our hearts, especially the children.
When I first saw this boy I got a chill. He was very quiet and introverted, but was inspecting his surroundings with a wide-eyed curiosity. From the moment he saw me, his eyes warmed with love. He sang out about the funny clown and smiled. Over time, and with a lot of energy and compassion, the boy, his mother and I really connected." We invite you all to read this beautiful essay written by #DreamDoctor "Michalita" from #GalileeMedicalCenter on our Facebook page (link in bio). #medicalclowns#clowntherapy#laughterheals#syria#refugees#music