Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Ruth Cull

Therapeutic Clown at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in Ottawa

“The rewards are not only the smiles but also the privilege of being part of the lives of family and kids who display extraordinary courage and inspiration. Throughout my journey I have come to learn that "It is not a matter of being funny, but rather of having fun." – Ruth Cull

Worked as a Registered Practical Nurse in the Operating Room of CHEO for the last 35 years.

Works as a Therapeutic clown at CHEO 3 days/week since 2001.

Has trained with Susie Kleinwatcher, Cheryl Oberg, and Leon McBride and has presented at numerous conferences and education settings to raise awareness of this work.

Has appeared in various media and offers clown workshops for children during their hospital stay.


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