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Clowns Without Borders witnessed a capsized boat at night: casualties

Posted on: October 29, 2015

Clowns Without Borders witnessed a capsized boat at night: casualties

 Sabine Choucair posted this Oct. 29, 2015

Lesvos is where you can plan nothing ahead of time; even deciding to go to the toilet involved two shows because… why not?

And what else we’re here for!

At night, it was a different story. we heard of a boat that had capsized with 400 people on it. We ran there not in clown costumes.

I was translating, supporting wounded people, people who lost family members, women and kids.

Molly and Luz helping with distributing warm clothes to the lucky ones who made it and Clay playing music sometimes and supporting us some other times.

There was this man in his 40s, crying so much. I thought he had lost a family member like many others around.

We sat together and he recounted that the moment they started swimming he saw a baby in a life jacket drowning, he held him tight and swam and swam and swam… then looked to check on him to realize that he was only holding the life jacket.

The baby slipped away and with him this man’s soul got lost in the sea

Our first performances in lesvos …
We’ve done one camp and a harbor so far.
It is so beautiful to be able to draw smiles on bored, tired, anxious, worried faces.
Thank you @clownswithoutborders Luz Gaxiola Clay Mazing and Molly Rose for being an amazing team.

Sabine Choucair's photo.
Sabine Choucair's photo.
Sabine Choucair's photo.
Sabine Choucair's photo.
Sabine Choucair's photo.

Clown Me In Clowns Without Borders Molly Rose Luz Gaxiola Clay Mazing

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