White Colour Phobia

20.August 2020

White Colour Phobia

It is the day of our visit to Princess Rahma Hospital in Irbid. It has been a while since we started the visits there, so by now almost all the medical staff and children know us.

As we started the visit, we came across some doctors and nurses on the hospital corridor, just right in front of an “isolation room” which we were not allowed to enter. As soon as we met with the medical staff, we started making jokes and laughing with them and with everyone who was passing by, we even danced “Dabkeh” and everyone who was there joined us. The sound of laughter filled the whole corridor!

Suddenly, the door of the isolation room opened and a mother came out holding her 6-year-old son. We could notice the smile and joy on their faces as the mother asked us “Why didn’t you come to our room?” We told her that as clowns, we are not supposed to enter the isolation rooms. She smiled and immediately responded: “No problem! Then we can enjoy sometime with you here on the corridor”.  We got very excited and started to sing, dance and play with the little boy; he did not stop laughing the whole time.

Unfortunately, it was time to move on as we had other children waiting for us in the rooms. When it was time to say goodbye, the mother told us that her boy has been in the hospital for 20 days now, that he is so afraid of all doctors who are wearing a white coat, to such an extent that he developed a phobia for the white colour. However, the mother was so surprised that her little one was not scared in spite of our white coat. On the contrary, he was so happy and joyful to see us. This tiny boy now eagerly awaits our visit every week!