Patch Adams has announced that he has been given a million and a half
dollars by two anonymous charitable groups.
Patch is seen here with his accountant and four clowns.
The first clown gave him 25 million dollars to buy a plane and hire
some pilots. The plane - Clown One - will travel around the world
from trouble zone to trouble zone, providing
health care, disaster relief, and comedy.
The second clown gave him 25 million dollars to build orphanages in
Moscow and St. Petersburg.
The third clown gave him 25 million dollars to form a council that
will travel across America, visiting communities to talk about health
care and how to prevent the takeover of their hospitals by business
The fourth clown gave him 50 million dollars to get the Gesundheit
Institute - a free hospital in West Virginia - built and open.
This is the dream come true, as Patch explained it to Ruth and I, on
Valentine's Day, when he recited a Neruda sonnet to us, the day we cracked
six eggs, and each of them had two yolks. We cracked each next egg in
disbelief, and another miracle happened each time, until by the sixth
egg we were too astounded and couldn't go on.
Two yolks in the same shell like us.
While meanwhile me and my friends overpopulate the theater and scream
and cheer and make noise and become famous and build a free hospital
and jump up and down on the roof screaming and waving our arms and yelling
and flapping freaking yelling jumping clanging grinding capialism to
a halt making joy whoopie fun love ecstasy bliss.
I have requested the position of balloon man on the opening day of
Gesundheit Institute. Patch has agreed to this.