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Book Review – The Barefoot Surgeon

By Ali Gripper

Dr Sanduk Ruit was born into an impoverished family in Nepal. He became a gifted eye surgeon and has spent his life giving the gift of sight to thousands of poor and isolated people in the Himalayas and around the world. He was mentored by Fred Hollows . Like Fred he could have made a lucrative income as an eye surgeon but instead chose to serve the poor.

This inspirational story gives us courage to rise above hardships and achieve our dreams. I found the book jumped a bit in time which made it a little harder for me to read but was still very enjoyable.

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Book Review – They Called us Enemy

images (2)By George Takei

A thought provoking and distressing autobiographical account of George Takei’s (Sulu in Star Trek, author of several books, human rights and LGBTQ rights activist) time spent growing up internment camps along with 120,000 other Japanese Americans during World War II. This graphic novel should be a must read for everyone to understand how legalized racism tore families apart, caused their homes to be taken from them, their possessions stripped, and lives uprooted just for having Japanese heritage after the bombing of Pearl Harbour. A timely reminder of how fast people can become the enemy just because they look different.

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