Most people know Dr. Suzanne Chapman Reams as a Christian Clinical Psychologist, but Dr. Reams has another life as the clown Dr. Happy Heart. Dr. Reams literally fell into clowning when she tripped in a patients' room, and the patient started laughing. The patient was a deeply depressed stroke victim who hadn't spoken a word in weeks. Dr. Reams' fall started him laughing and opened up the floodgates to talking again. It reminded Dr. Reams that laughter is the best medicine.
To be better equipped to use clowning and humor as a coping strategy, Dr. Reams attended Clown training at the Hertzberg Circus Museum. She's been clowning for the past twenty years and has recruited her husband Joel and niece Callan in for special events. Dr. Reams says making others happy makes her happy.
Dr. Reams is in private practice in Tyler and provides psychological services for the Primary Care Clinic at the Northeast Texas Community Health District.
Saturday, May 25 2013 12:11 AM EDT2013-05-25 04:11:25 GMT
Cherokee County authorities are investigating a fatal house fire Friday night. It happened just before 7:30 on County Road 3302 outside of Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Fire Department, Cherokee CountyMore >>
Happened just outside of Jacksonville on Friday night.More >>
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From the Tyler Police Department:At approximately 5:20Pm on May 24, 2013, Tyler Police were notified of the motorcycle accident at Grande and Sutherland. The driver of a black Ford F-150 was heading east onMore >>
Rider was not wearing a helmet when she collided with a truck.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:59 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:59:21 GMT
A Tyler ISD bus driver was arrested Friday afternoon on drug charges.Ronald Gain, 44, of Tyler, was arrested by the Tyler Police Department on one charge of possession of a controlled substance. TylerMore >>
Has worked for the district since August of 2012.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:35:23 GMT
We have a follow-up on a World War II veteran's headstone found on a bank of the Sabine River. Today, the Kilgore Cemetery administrator found out that Virgil Green was buried in the historical portionMore >>
Today, the Kilgore Cemetery administrator found out that Virgil Green was buried in the historical portion of Danville Cemetery.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 12:20 AM EDT2013-05-25 04:20:39 GMT
Fire crews have closed a street in north Tyler as they fight an apartment fire. Several crews are on the scene at an apartment complex in the 700 block of South Kennedy Avenue. The fire started aroundMore >>
Fire crews closed a street in north Tyler as they battled an apartment fire.More >>