Clown Spotlight - Diane Maraio aka Georgia
Quite a few years ago, I was driving to work on a Sunday morning listening to one of my favorite radio shows, "Exceptional Women." On that day, their featured guest was Jeannie Lindheim, who was a hospital clown. I was fascinated and listened intently to her touching stories of providing visits to hospitalized children. I knew right away that this was something that I wanted to do.
I contacted Jeannie shortly after that and expressed my interest in applying for the next training workshop.
I recall that on the first day of the workshop introducing myself and explaining that my inspiration to become a hospital clown came from becoming a new grandmother of two healthy beautiful boys and wanting to give of myself to those not so fortunate.