Recently, volunteers from the Slovakian branch of Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles visited a children’s hospital in Russia to offer free entertainment to the children being treated there.
One of the entertainers was Vlado Kulíšek, from Trencin, who works as a a professional mime artist. He often performs without charge for children who are severely ill or who have experienced suffering as the result of a natural disaster.
Recently, he has performed in Japan, in areas affected by the devastating tsunami, and in orphanages in Vietnam. This last journey was to St. Petersburg, Russia, where he played at the Raisa Maximova Gorbachev oncology clinic.
Vlado said of the experience:
“It was great to be able to put a smile on the faces of so severely ill children. “The most difficult visits were with children in their rooms. These children are hospitalized in their rooms because their illness is most severe and the most difficult cases. But all children promised to me that they will meet with me in the future – right in the theater, to participate in the entertaining fun program.”
The Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles – is a humanitarian organisation founded by Sri Chinmoy. It often offers aid and friendship to people around the world, who have been affected by poverty and natural disasters.
Contributors: Ashish Zubaty, Vladimir Kulisek (photos), Tejvan Pettiner (editing