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Artificial Vision for the Blind Becomes Reality in New Autobiography

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Napanee, Ontario (PRWEB) September 26, 2012

A decade ago, CNN did a story announcing that artificial vision for the blind was not anymore the stuff of science fiction but a reality, and may be one of the greatest triumphs in medical history. From the man who has proven this true, Search for Paradise is Jens Naumann’s remarkably inspiring autobiography. Detailing his excruciating trials and eventual triumphs, he brings hope to the blind community and pays tribute to the people who have made this miracle possible.

“Someday the blind will see again!” This prediction of a miracle cure “just around the corner” comes true in 2002 for Naumann—whose first name is pronounced as “Yens”—a Canadian who lost his sight in multiple bizarre eye traumas. Meeting up with famed American researcher, Dr. William H. Dobelle, Naumann is the first clinical patient to have a brain implant promising the return of his treasured sight.

Throughout the book, Naumann describes the devastation, exhilaration, disappointment, elation, and confusion that attempts at sight recovery, medical intervention, media propaganda, and ethical boundaries conjure in the most illustrative intensity. As many questions are answered, many more yet are opened and left so far undiscovered. This work is certainly an eye-opener, unveiling its wisdom of many lessons learned.

While media giants CNN, WIRED, and CBC showed Naumann driving a car following the operation, Search for Paradise describes the real story of the extreme emotional turbulence from anguish to awe, surrounding the onset of blindness and the promise of sight recovery. This is one book that will touch hearts, uplift spirits, move minds, and change the world, even long after its final chapters have been read and closed.

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About the Author
Emigrating from W. Germany in 1967, Jens Naumann settled as a young boy in British Columbia, Canada along with his parents and two siblings. Growing up to appreciate the outdoors, motor biking and flying small airplanes, Jens turned to the career of land surveyor following his first eye loss while working on the railway. Married young, his luck for saving his other eye ran out at age 20; forcing an abrupt change in lifestyle as seemingly insurmountable challenges continued to bombard him through the process of raising nine children. Jens has played an important role in many daunting endeavors, including delivering 6 of his children, running a farm, serving in Mozambique as Teacher-Training college instructor, and operating his own solar energy systems installation company. Jens presently resides with his family in Napanee, Ontario, is an avid pianist and recently graduated as a registered social services worker from Loyalist College.

Search for Paradise * by Jens Naumann
A Patient's Account of the Artificial Vision Experiment
Publication Date: August 31, 2012
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 579 pages; 978-1-4797-0920-5
Trade Hardback; $34.99; 579 pages; 978-1-4797-0921-2
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-0922-9

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