For the real Patch Adams, treating illness with the power of laughter was more than just a Hollywood byline. How he taught me that is up next in our TBS Boomers series.
Born Dublin. December 1943, I went to an Art College and became an art teacher, teaching naughty Girls in Zimbabwe from about 1972. I then worked with the army rehab centre till mid 80s, then in England I worked with physically disabled adults. In 1989 I came to Australia.