St. Louis` own Circus Flora kicked off a program today aimed at bringing happiness to kids who are in the hospital. It’s named 'Clowns on Call' and is Circus Flora’s first year round community outreach program.
'Claire the Clown' will visit kids at Mercy Children’s Hospital and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.
She will put on shows and do other things.
The program launched Tuesday at Mercy and will start tomorrow at Glennon.
Claire got rave reviews from Mercy patients. 'I think she was cool,' said 11 year old Tom Romines.
When we asked tom what he liked the best he told us, 'The juggling and her music.'
'If they can’t come to the circus we’re going to bring a piece of the circus to them. I mean that’s sort of the thing behind all of this,' explained 'Claire the Clown,' whose real name is Claire Wedemeyer.
Claire will visit kids at Mercy four days a month and will be at Glennon two days a month.