Dr. Skittles aka Nina Caires from Coeymans Hollow has been clowning for two years and joined the staff of Clowns on Rounds as our newest “pretending” physician in February 2012. She primarily makes her “rounds” at the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancers and Blood Disorders but visits our other facilities as well.
“I love to make patients and their families forget about their problems and smile for a littlewhile”, says Dr. Skittles. She also enjoys entertaining with simple magic tricks, bubbles and her “bubble-eater”and making paper napkin roses.
Nina is also a veterinarian whose dream is to combine clowning with her love of pet therapy. She is the proud owner of a golden retriever who is a certified therapy dog. Perhaps there is a Dr. Woof-Woof in the future for Clowns on Rounds.