Second Suns: Two Doctors and Their Amazing Quest to Restore Sight and Save Lives

Second Suns: Two Doctors and Their Amazing Quest to Restore Sight and Save Lives

David Oliver Relin


From the co-author of Three Cups of Tea comes the inspiring tale of 2 very various doctors—one from the us, the opposite from Nepal—united in a typical venture: to rid the area of preventable blindness.
 
during this transporting ebook, David Oliver Relin shines a mild at the paintings of Geoffrey Tabin and Sanduk Ruit, proficient ophthalmologists who've devoted their lives to restoring sight to a few of the world’s such a lot remoted, impoverished humans during the Himalayan Cataract undertaking, a company they based in 1995. Tabin used to be the high-achieving undesirable boy of Harvard clinical institution, an finished mountain climber and adrenaline junkie as exceptional as he was once unconventional. Ruit grew up in a distant Nepalese village, the place he grew to become in detail familiar with the human expenditures of insufficient entry to wellbeing and fitness care. jointly they discovered their life’s calling: tending to the troubled humans of the Himalayas, an enormous mountainous sector with an alarmingly excessive occurrence of cataract blindness.
 
Second Suns takes us from improvised plywood working tables in villages with no electrical energy or plumbing to state of the art surgical facilities at significant American universities the place those pushed males are restoring sight—and hope—to sufferers from worldwide. With their innovative, reasonably cheap variety of surgical procedure, Tabin and Ruit were in a position to therapy tens of thousands—all for roughly twenty cash in step with operation. David Oliver Relin brings the medical professionals’ paintings to shiny existence via poignant pics of sufferers helped through the surgical procedure, from outdated males who can't stroll treacherous mountain trails unaided to cataract-stricken young ones who've now not noticeable their moms’ faces for years. With the dexterity of a grasp storyteller, Relin indicates the profound emotional and functional effect that those operations have had on sufferers’ lives.
 
Second Suns is the relocating, unforgettable tale of ways males with a shared dream are altering the area, one pair of eyes at a time.

Praise for Second Suns
 
“As miracles move, it’s not easy to overcome making the blind see. but that’s precisely what the attention medical professional Dr. Geoffrey Tabin can do. He prone bad humans within the constructing international who've constructed cataracts—a clouding of the lens of the attention that's the world’s major reason behind blindness. . . . Second Suns is a hopeful paintings, a profile of 2 medical professionals who've committed their lives to bringing mild to these in darkness.”Time
 
“A compelling and encouraging booklet . . . Second Suns portrays heroic future health care introduced lower than harrowing stipulations: Ruit and his groups hold their apparatus on multi-day treks up steep mountain trails, occasionally mountain climbing at evening with flashlights or head lamps, to arrive settlements the place they often spend a number of days working on hundreds and hundreds of villagers in makeshift surgical theaters.”The Washington Post
 
Second Suns could be required analyzing for anyone with an curiosity in humanitarian philanthropy—or, for that topic, a wish to believe a bit greater concerning the world.”Outside
 
“A targeted, heartfelt account of the paintings of [two] committed pioneers.”Kirkus Reviews

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