About a week and a half ago, I received one of the quirkiest emails. It was from a guy who runs an organization of medical clowns, Lev Leytzan. He reads this blog and wanted to know if the clowns could pay our family a visit. Every year the volunteer clowns fly to Israel and visit hospitals and homes, to bring joy to sick children and their families. They team up with the Ossie Schonfeld Memorial Toy Fund, and deliver toys to the sick children and theirs siblings.
Well, tonight there was a knock on the door. We opened it to find a clown. Then clowns just kept piling in. And then volunteers from the toy drive. I think our home was filled with about 30 people. The clowns played with all three of the kids. Laughter and shrieking could be heard, while foam clown noses were flying about for the next 40 minutes. They gave all 3 kids a present and then just as quickly as they came, they left.
We all sat down and looked at each other and just laughed. Thank you, Neal, and your incredible group of clowns! We really appreciated it!
When I get better pictures of the evening, I will upload them. For now: