My Path Leads to Tibet

My Path Leads to Tibet

The Inspiring Story of How One Young Blind Woman Brought Hope to the Blind Children of Tibet

Book - 2003
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Defying everyone+s advice, armed only with her rudimentary knowledge of Chinese and Tibetan, Sabriye Tenberken set out to do something about the appalling condition of the Tibetan blind, who she learned had been abandoned by society and left to die. Traveling on horseback throughout the country, she sought them out, devised a Braille alphabet in Tibetan, equipped her charges with canes for the first time, and set up a school for the blind. Her efforts were crowned with such success that hundreds of young blind Tibetans, instilled with a newfound pride and an education, have now become self-supporting. A tale that will leave no reader unmoved, it demonstrates anew the power of the positive spirit to overcome the most daunting odds.
Publisher: New York : Arcade, 2003
ISBN: 9781559706582
Branch Call Number: 362.4109515 TEN 2003
Characteristics: 284 p. : ol. ill


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multcolib_susannel Jul 13, 2015

Blind since she was two years old, Sabriye did what most sighted people would find impossible-she decided to travel to Tibet to found a school for the blind children there- and she didn't let anything or any one stop her.

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