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Experience A Medical Mission Into the Depths of South Sudan Through “Ajak’s Song”, A New Book by Kenneth Waxman

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Ajak’s Song” by Kenneth Waxman.

In Kenneth Waxman’s new book, “Ajak’s Song”, released by Dog Ear Publishing, a prominent American surgeon describes his journey to a small tribal village in South Sudan with Doctors without Borders on the eve the country’s vote for independence. He uncovers many truths; about his own life journey, about the courageous people of South Sudan, and about the devastating crisis in health care that the world’s newest nation is suffering.

Today, Dr. Kenneth Waxman announces the publication of his first book, “Ajak’s Song”, the narrative of a surgeon from Santa Barbara who travels deep into the bush of sub-Saharan Africa to discover many truths about himself and about the courageous people of our world’s newest nation, South Sudan.

“Ajak’s Song” begins with the story of Ajak, a 13-year-old girl bitten by a snake, leading to disastrous consequences. Traditional healing methods don’t work, and Ajak faces amputation, which would destroy her dreams of getting married and bringing fortune to her family through her bride price. Carried in her father’s arms for two days, she finds hope at a new international health facility being established in a small Dinka village near the border of North Sudan. There, she meets Waxman, who would be her surgeon, performing multiple operations in attempt to save her leg.  Each time she awakes from her surgeries, Ajak opens her eyes and begins singing a song of hope.

Waxman shares his awe of the beauty of his surroundings, the magic of the tribal culture, and the very different and fascinating perspectives the villagers have about disease and death. He shares stories about his fellow volunteers, South Sudanese children facing death from tropical diseases, patients with violent spear and gunshot wounds, and a young Dinka man who serves as his assistant, in hopes of someday becoming a surgeon himself.  These stories provide a very personal glimpse into the heart of South Sudan, and some of the challenges the young country faces.

Photographs in “Ajak’s Song” illustrate in stark reality the medical challenges South Sudanese villagers face. Although South Sudan has now become an independent nation after decades of revolution, it is left with a terrible lack of health care, without providers or resources to fight the world’s highest rate of tropical diseases, shockingly high rates of maternal and infant deaths, and tragically untreated injuries.

As Waxman works at the clinic and gets to know its patients and helpers, the surgeon finds himself forever changed and hopeful about the country’s potential. He becomes determined to make a difference. As he writes, “I came to understand that despite the pain of the past and the trials of the present, there is an exciting future for South Sudan.”

Readers can also help change lives in South Sudan. Proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to Future Doctors for South Sudan (www.futuredoctors.org), a nonprofit organization that works to educate young South Sudanese doctors.

Author Kenneth Waxman, a board-certified surgeon, earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and his medical degree from the University of Chicago. He did surgical training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and then joined the UCLA faculty. He helped develop the first organized trauma system in the United States after joining the University of California, Irvine, where as Professor of Surgery, he directed the trauma center, surgical intensive care and burn units. He moved on to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, where he developed the first trauma center on California’s central coast and directed the hospital’s surgical training program. Waxman joined Doctors without Borders in 2010.

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For additional information, please visit www.ajakssong.com

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Ajak’s Song

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2475-2                        220 pages                        $15.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

New Book Features Original Information on Gem Stones’ Spiritual Value; New Release by Wally and Jenny Richardson with Lenora Huett

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Dog Ear Publishing releases “Spiritual Value of Gem Stones” by Wally and Jenny Richardson with Lenora Huett.

Authors Wally and Jenny Richardson have revised and updated fascinating information about the spiritual value of a dazzling array of gemstones in this new release by Dog Ear Publishing. Using their spiritual channel, Lenora Huett, the Richardsons share their entirely unique findings with readers.   

Gem stones have long been held in high regard by humankind; since the earliest recorded period of human history, these stones have been used in a variety of ways, for purposes decorative as well as talismanic. Ancient books speak reverently of gem stones, but there is very little information about the actual value of the stones apart from their fiscal value. Authors Wally and Jenny Richardson have conducted extensive research, working in conjunction with their spiritual channel, Lenora Huett, and have collected this information for the edification of readers who are curious about the spiritual energies of these beautiful and helpful stones.

In addition to breaking down the spiritual attributes of precious and semi-precious gem stones, the authors explore the seven crystal systems, – systems that determine the aggregation of atoms that creates the shape and pattern of each gem stone. The book also contains chapters focusing on metals and ores as well as less significant stones, – stones that have less powerful energy patterns or that are not directly involved with humanity at present. It is the hope of the authors that this knowledge of the many different stones will help create “growth, understanding and eventual attunement” between people’s souls, they write. “Spiritual Value of Gem Stones” is a fascinating delve into the many helpful aspects of these ancient stones and the many ways in which humanity can derive deeper understand from them.

Author Wally Richardson, a retired pilot and businessman, has been a longtime student of metaphysical teachings; Jenny Richardson has thoroughly studied comparative religions and healing techniques through the vegetable kingdom and the powers of the mind. The authors teamed with Lenora Huett, a spiritual channel for the higher forces, an arduous process to which Lenora has devoted many years.

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For additional information, please visit www.wallacerichardson.com.

Spiritual Value of Gem Stones

Wally and Jenny Richardson with Lenora Huett

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-2340-3                        148 pages                        $9.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.