This is the extraordinary story of Dr. Sanduk Ruit who, like his mentor Fred Hollows, took on the world's medical establishment to give the life-changing gift of sight to hundreds and thousands of the world's poorest and most isolated people. It is the story of a boy from the lowest tiers of a rigid caste system who grew up in a tiny, remote Himalayan village with no school to become one of the most respected ophthalmologists in the world and a medical giant of Asia. It is also the story of a young doctor who became Fred Hollows' medical soul mate and who chose to defy the world's medical establishment and the lure of riches to make the world a better place.
About the Author
Ali Gripper has written features for Good Weekend, the Sydney Morning Herald, Australian, Daily Telegraph, South China Morning Post, and Country Style Magazine.
"I've known Dr. Sanduk Ruit for over thirty years. He is one of our greatest living eye surgeons and humanitarians . . . Watching him give the gift of sight is like watching someone give a second life." —Richard Gere
"One of the greatest people I've ever met." —Joel Edgerton