It’s not often that we get consented video of our work in hospitals. Magical moments happen during EVERY shift. Today, we were lucky enough to capture one of those moments.
Located in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a mother is with her child and trying to comfort her infant with Edwards’ syndrome, also known as Trisomy 18. Edwards syndrome has no treatment and is usually fatal before birth or within the first year of life.
It is hard to imagine what a mother must go through with her little one with this condition.
As therapeutic medical clowns, we do our best to help not only patients, but the parents and staff by relieving these stressful environments.
In this case, music was the key.