Juggle a Bit and Help an Iraqi Clown

Not all news is bad news.  Here’s a letter and a link from a friend that may cheer you and let you cheer others as well.

Dear Friends,

This is the most fun announcement I have ever sent you. This is an opportunity to help a talented, hardworking Iraqi refugee who has gone through desperate times and now has an opportunity to make others happy.

Rahman Al Kaabi  had to flee Iraq and finally landed in Damascus. He volunteered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) performing in refugee camps for children until he was discovered by an American couple who sponsored him to come to the US with the Iraqi Student Project. He landed in Monterey County where he has been in school since 2009.

Rahman Al Kaabi working the crowd

He has now has been accepted to the Clown Conservatory at Circus Center of San Francisco!

This is his opportunity to become a professional clown and be able to work with organizations like Big Apple Circus, Clown Care, Cirque du Soleil, and ClownZero Therapeutic Clowning Unit. He is totally self-taught so getting professional training is essential to his future as a working clown.

Check out the full letter below the fold and see if you can help a clown….

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