July Community Event
Sunday 28 July 12-2pm
The Barefoot Surgeon: Author Talk + short film screening
Local author & Livingroom student Ali Gripper talks about her new book The Barefoot Surgeon, followed by a group Meditation & short film screening.
The Barefoot Surgeon: “Inspiring and uplifting, 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.
Compelling and compassionate, 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.”
Ali Gripper has written features for newspapers and magazines for more than two decades including Good Weekend, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian, the Daily Telegraph, the South China Morning Post and Country Style Magazine. She worked closely with Dr Ruit for three years to write his life story.
Or $20 on the door if space permits