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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sanford D. Greenberg is Chairman of the Board of Governors of Johns Hopkins University's Wilmer Eye Institute, the largest clinical and research enterprise in ophthalmology in the United States. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
In 2012, Greenberg launched End Blindness 2020—a campaign and prize of $3 million to be granted to the person or group who makes the greatest stride in ending the scourge of blindness.
HOW THE BOOK GOT ITS TITLE
A DREAM BECOMES A GOAL
From Sanford Greenberg's opening remarks at the convocation of his End Blindness campaign, held at New York's Rockefeller Center in May 2019.
"It's not always true that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, but it can sometimes be true, and in Sandy's case it has been."
– MARGARET ATWOOD, AUTHOR
"This memoir is the story of a man brought from blindness to richness, from darkness to light, through his passion and his accomplishments, and from a deep commitment from those who loved him. This book renews life in us all."
– RICHARD AXEL, 2004 NOBEL LAUREATE IN PHYSIOLOGY
"Sandy plays the hand he got and tries to make the world a better place. He has aspirations and hope. Sandy is a role model for all of us."
– MICHAEL BLOOMBERG
FORMER MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY
"When blindness is vanquished, and it will be, we will have Sandy Greenberg and his story to thank."
– SENATOR CHRIS COONS (D-DE)
“There is no greater measure of character than viewing one’s personal setbacks as a call to serve others. Sandy and Sue soared above their personal challenges and dedicated their lives to making a positive change in the world. We’re confident that this magnificent book will be one of the most inspirational you will ever read.”
– ELIZABETH AND BOB DOLE
"I was so deeply touched to read Sandy’s treatment of me in this magnificent book. I blush to find myself within his dimension. My friend is my gold standard of decency.”
– ART GARFUNKEL, SINGER, POET
"Often his memories brought smiles; other times they left me near to tears. From the first page to the last, I was captivated by his bright mind, ready wit, and indomitable spirit."
– SUPREME COURT JUSTICE
RUTH BADER GINSBURG
"An inspirational story of resilience, determination, achievement and, mostly, of the power of friendship and love. I could not stop reading this extraordinary book about an extraordinary journey."
– SUSAN GOLDBERG, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
"An inspiring must-read for anyone facing challenges in life, as a guide to beating the odds and making your impact on the world."
– VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE
"Sanford Greenberg’s allegory, Education Embraced by the Human Spirit, is the story of his perpetual heroism."
– FRANK STELLA, ARTIST
"A majestic book, authored by the most ‘haimish’ of men. This should be required reading for every young person with a dream of helping their community."
– SENATOR RON WYDEN (D-OR)
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