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Střih: Roman Zmrzlý

Gary Edwards is friends with 82 clowns. He founded Zdravotní klaun (Health Clown) in the Czech Republic in 2001 and for several years funded it with his own money. In Slovakia he established Červený nos Clowndoctors. Together with Red Noses International, he has helped to develop humor in healthcare projects all over the world – he has travelled and trained clowns in New Zealand or Palestine for example. He received the Czech Medical Association honorary medal for his long-time service to the medical community. Edwards was born in Ohio, USA. He studied music and theatre. After graduating, he travelled through 20 countries with two other clowns. In 1998 he settled down in the Czech Republic, where he also got married. He speaks 8 languages and plays at least that many musical instruments. In his spare time, he composes music.

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