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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 story of two very different doctors-one from the United States, the other from Nepal-united in a common mission: to rid the world of preventable blindness. In this transporting book, David Oliver Relin shines a light on the work of Geoffrey Tabin and Sanduk Ruit, gifted ophthalmologists who have dedicated their lives to restoring sight to some of the world's most isolated, impoverished people through the Himalayan Cataract Project, an organization they founded in 1995. Tabin was the high-achieving bad boy of Harvard Medical School, an accomplished mountain climber and adrenaline junkie as brilliant as he was unconventional. Ruit grew up in a remote Nepalese village, where he became intimately acquainted with the human costs of inadequate access to health care. Together they found their life's calling: tending to the afflicted people of the Himalayas, a vast mountainous region with an alarmingly high incidence of cataract blindness. Second Suns takes us from improvised plywood operating tables in villages without electricity or plumbing to state-of-the-art surgical centers at major American universities where these two driven men are restoring sight-and hope-to patients from around the world. With their revolutionary, inexpensive style of surgery, Tabin and Ruit have been able to cure tens of thousands-all for about twenty dollars per operation. David Oliver Relin brings the doctors' work to vivid life through poignant portraits of patients helped by the surgery, from old men who cannot walk treacherous mountain trails unaided to cataract-stricken children who have not seen their mothers' faces for years. With the dexterity of a master storyteller, Relin shows the profound emotional and practical impact that these operations have had on patients' lives. Second Suns is the moving, unforgettable story of how two men with a shared dream are changing the world, one pair of eyes at a time. Praise for Second Suns "As miracles go, it's hard to beat

From the co-author of Three Cups of Tea comes the inspiring story of two very different doctors-one from the United States, the other from Nepal-united in a common mission: to rid the world of preventable blindness. In this transporting book, David Oliver Relin shines a light on the work of Geoffrey Tabin and Sanduk Ruit, gifted ophthalmologists who have dedicated their lives to restoring sight to some of the world's most isolated, impoverished people through the Himalayan Cataract Project, an organization they founded in 1995. Tabin was the high-achieving bad boy of Harvard Medical School, an accomplished mountain climber and adrenaline junkie as brilliant as he was unconventional. Ruit grew up in a remote Nepalese village, where he became intimately acquainted with the human costs of inadequate access to health care. Together they found their life's calling: tending to the afflicted people of the Himalayas, a vast mountainous region with an alarmingly high incidence of cataract blindness. Second Suns takes us from improvised plywood operating tables in villages without electricity or plumbing to state-of-the-art surgical centers at major American universities where these two driven men are restoring sight-and hope-to patients from around the world. With their revolutionary, inexpensive style of surgery, Tabin and Ruit have been able to cure tens of thousands-all for about twenty dollars per operation. David Oliver Relin brings the doctors' work to vivid life through poignant portraits of patients helped by the surgery, from old men who cannot walk treacherous mountain trails unaided to cataract-stricken children who have not seen their mothers' faces for years. With the dexterity of a master storyteller, Relin shows the profound emotional and practical impact that these operations have had on patients' lives. Second Suns is the moving, unforgettable story of how two men with a shared dream are changing the world, one pair of eyes at a time. Praise for Second Suns "As miracles go, it's hard to beat
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From the co-author of Three Cups of Tea comes the inspiring story of two very different doctors-one from the United States, the other from Nepal-united in a common mission: to rid the world of preventable blindness. In this transporting book, David Oliver Relin shines a light on the work of Geoffrey Tabin and Sanduk Ruit, gifted ophthalmologists who have dedicated their lives to restoring sight to some of the world's most isolated, impoverished people through the Himalayan Cataract Project, an organization they founded in 1995. Tabin was the high-achieving bad boy of Harvard Medical School, an accomplished mountain climber and adrenaline junkie as brilliant as he was unconventional. Ruit grew up in a remote Nepalese village, where he became intimately acquainted with the human costs of inadequate access to health care. Together they found their life's calling: tending to the afflicted people of the Himalayas, a vast mountainous region with an alarmingly high incidence of cataract blindness. Second Suns takes us from improvised plywood operating tables in villages without electricity or plumbing to state-of-the-art surgical centers at major American universities where these two driven men are restoring sight-and hope-to patients from around the world. With their revolutionary, inexpensive style of surgery, Tabin and Ruit have been able to cure tens of thousands-all for about twenty dollars per operation. David Oliver Relin brings the doctors' work to vivid life through poignant portraits of patients helped by the surgery, from old men who cannot walk treacherous mountain trails unaided to cataract-stricken children who have not seen their mothers' faces for years. With the dexterity of a master storyteller, Relin shows the profound emotional and practical impact that these operations have had on patients' lives. Second Suns is the moving, unforgettable story of how two men with a shared dream are changing the world, one pair of eyes at a time. Praise for Second Suns "As miracles go, it's hard to beat

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rob Shapiro

Length:

15h 22m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:17


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:19


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:52


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:38


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:20


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:46


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:22


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:11


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:05


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:16


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:07


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:29


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:38


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:00


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:28


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:25


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:06


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:59


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:04


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:58


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:22


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:40


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:46


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:42


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:41


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:23


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:30


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:07


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:02


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:34


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:17


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:24


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:19


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:28


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:15


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:36


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:54


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:23


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:58


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:35


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:35


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:00


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:52


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:55


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:54


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:07


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:10


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:04


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:08


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:50


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:06


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:07


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:59


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:42


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:18


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:46


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:28


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:04


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:28


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:47


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:42


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:48


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:06


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:49


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:48


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:32


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:19


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:27


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:25


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:54


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:48


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:03


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:31


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

02:49


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:25


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:06


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:03


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:33


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:06


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:34


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:00


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:38


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:33


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:04


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:14


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:02


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:34


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:09


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:56


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:32


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:48


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:29


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:51


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:18


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:30


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:49


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:55


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:39


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:43


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:47


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:34


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:01


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

07:23


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:06


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:34


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:37


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:03


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:32


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:49


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:08


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:45


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:27


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:05


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:19


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:15


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:57


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:05


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

06:33


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:17


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:48


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:14


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:19


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

05:26


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:06


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

05:11


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:03


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

06:28


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

06:19


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:32


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

00:32