100NO 295: The God Of Sight | Dr Sanduk Ruit Part One

Episode Summary

Hollywood actor Richard Gere calls him one of the world’s greatest living humanitarians

The late Fred Hollows described him as a soul mate

Fellow Eye Surgeons have called him the Steve Jobs of Opthalmology

The people of Nepal simply call him The God Of Sight

And the book by Australian journalist Ali Gripper profiling his life is called The Barefoot Surgeon

Whatever label bestowed upon Nepal’s first ever Opthalmologist, words only go so far in portraying the remarkable impact Dr Sanduk Ruit has had and continues to have on humanity.

He has personally restored sight to over 120,000 human beings – for our Australian listeners I want you to imagine a Melbourne Cricket Ground full of blind people, with 20,000 more waiting in line – all to be personally operated on by one man.

It’s no surprise that such efforts have led to accolades including Asia’s version of the Nobel Peace Prize – The Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asian Of The Year – and I’m so happy to say an Honorary Order of Australia “for services to humanity”

But Sanduk Ruit’s life has been far from smooth sailing. In fact, having recently read and then re-read The Barefoot Surgeon, it’s fair to say Dr Sanduk Ruit has lived one of the more harrowing lives that I have come across … much of which we’ll cover in this interview.

Buy the book The Barefoot Surgeon by Ali Gripper.

Support the Fred Hollows Foundation

Learn more about Dr Ruit’s work here

Learn more about curing preventable blindness here

Watch some inspirational videos of Dr Ruit here

The post 100NO 295: The God Of Sight | Dr Sanduk Ruit Part One appeared first on The Wellness Couch.

Recent Episodes

100NO 569: Does Eating Out Make You Die Sooner?

100NO 569: Does Eating Out Make You Die Sooner?

Following on from episode 568, Marcus shared a recent clip from Dan Buettner who believes the first step in getting healthier and increasing your longevity is to eat at home. There is no denying that there are numerous benefits to getting back into the kitchen, but...

100NO 568: Vegan v Carnivore? Is ‘Food Scare’ eating you alive?

100NO 568: Vegan v Carnivore? Is ‘Food Scare’ eating you alive?

Now more than ever, there is a litany of conflicting views when it comes to health, in particular what to put on your plate. Will that skinless chicken breast I ate for lunch give me diabetes? Will I become an addict if I eat animal protein? Can I ever eat meat...

100NO 567: Back Pain Masterclass and Keeping the Spine Working Better

100NO 567: Back Pain Masterclass and Keeping the Spine Working Better

Are you one of the 80% of the population that are experiencing back pain? Do you know the difference between chronic and acute pain? Do you believe that back pain is a normal part of aging and something we just put up with? There is no doubt that as we get older,...

About 100 Not Out

Want to know what is the secret is to aging well? To live with quantity AND quality of life? To live independently, with vitality, vigour, energy, enthusiasm and complete love for your life? Well, there are hundreds of “secrets”, you can have both quantity and quality, and on 100 Not Out Dr Damian Kristof and wellness coach Marcus Pearce interview the people that are living their lives with all of the above.

Recent Episodes