The Co-Director of the John A. Moran Eye Center's International Division and cornea surgeon Dr. Geoff Tabin and his partner Nepalese Ophthalmic surgeon Dr. Sanduk Ruit are the subject of this inspiring story detailing their quest to cure preventable blindness worldwide. "Second Suns" takes you on many harrowing missions with Dr. Tabin, Moran's esteemed Dr. Alan Crandall, and many other wonderful doctors from our International Division. This is a story about sacrifice and love from the co-author of "Three Cups of Tea." It will surprise you, make you laugh out-loud, and bring you to tears as you find deeper meaning to your own life by following the improbable life paths of Dr. Tabin and Ruit.
It is a love story - of unconditional love and volunteer sacrifice for all mankind - by two very different doctors—one from the United States, the other from Nepal—who unite in a common mission: to literally rid the world of preventable blindness.
In this transporting book, David Oliver Relin shines a light on the lifelong work of doctors Geoffrey Tabin and Sanduk Ruit, who have dedicated their lives to eradicating preventable blindness through the Himalayan Cataract Project, a nonprofit organization they founded in 1995. Relin takes us from improvised plywood operating tables in the farthest reaches of Nepal to state-of-the-art surgical centers to village hospitals in Africa where these driven men are restoring sight—and hope—to patients around the world. With their revolutionary, inexpensive style of surgery, Tabin and Ruit have been able to cure tens of thousands—all for less than twenty-five dollars per operation. Relin brings to vivid life many of these patients, from women who need their eyesight so that they can work as seamstresses and feed their families to old men who cannot walk treacherous mountain trails unaided to cataract-stricken children who have not seen their mothers’ faces for years. Second Suns is the unforgettable story of how two men with a shared dream are changing the world, one pair of eyes at a time.
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