A young woman who was too afraid to bid a final farewell to her terminally ill sister is given the opportunity to make amends by performing as a CliniClown at a children’s hospital.
17-year-old high school student Hsiao-han’s fear of hospitals prevented her from saying goodbye to her terminally ill little sister. Her regrets consume her until a chance encounter with a “CliniClown” who performs for young patients at the children’s hospital presents her with a new opportunity.
Determined to overcome her fears and make amends for failing her sister, Hsiao-han joins a CliniClown training program. Through the course of the class work, practice performances, and collaboration with fellow trainees, Hsiao-han finds that not only can she bring smiles to faces of sick children, she can also gradually relinquish the burden of her own guilt.
A collaboration between author Feng Shi and Golden Comic award winner Cory Ko, CliniClowns is adapted from the real-life experiences of CliniClowns from Dr. Rednose Association. With warmth and charm, Cory Ko’s art gently guides readers into a tale rich with both laughter and tears.