October 8, 1998 |
When Leo Murillo dies, he's taking Crash with him. He's thought this through. See, until just recently, Murillo, 73, was a hospice volunteer, someone who helps terminally ill patients die with dignity. Now he's a hospice patient with terminal cancer--doctors say he has only weeks to live. He's also Crash, a much beloved clown at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, whose sole purpose--along with the hospital's 10 other clowns--has been to elicit smiles.