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The inspiring story of a teenage boy who, after losing his eyesight to disease, finds the power to break through the darkness and fulfill his vision for a life of distinguished public service.

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NEW
RELEASE


MAY 03
2022

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"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 OF

    THE HANDMAID'S TALE

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"Often his memories brought smiles; other times they left me near to tears.

I was captivated by [Sandy's] bright mind, ready wit, and indomitable spirit."

– SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG

"Sandy plays the hand he got and tries to make the world a better place.

He is a role model for all of us." 

– MICHAEL BLOOMBERG FORMER MAYOR OF NYC

"A must-read guide to beating the odds and making your impact on the world."

– VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

 

“This book renews life in all of us.”

– RICHARD AXEL, 2004 NOBEL LAUREATE IN PHYSIOLOGY

“Required reading for any young person with a dream of helping their community.”

– SENATOR RON WYDEN (D-OR)

“Sandy is my gold standard of decency.”

– ART GARFUNKEL, SINGER, POET

"When blindness is vanquished, and it will be, we will have

Sandy Greenberg and his story to thank."

– SENATOR CHRIS COONS  (D-DE)

"An inspirational story of resilience, determination, achievement and,

mostly, of the power of friendship and love."

– SUSAN GOLDBERG, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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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.