Clowning around

Credits: photographs by Michel Arnaud

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What started as periodic visits to hospitals during Weilgus's college days—the children of some family friends were ill—expanded as he started wearing clown gear to entertain children he didn't know. Weilgus enlisted the help of friends when he saw that a kid who'd had chemo all day and was going to be up all night might like company, another kid might want to be read to, while another might need help with schoolwork. He wanted to help them all.

Polka Dot decals from WallCandy Arts; clocks, coat hooks from Ikea.