Sheryl Glick host of Healing From Within Interviews Arun K. Singh M.D. author of Your Heart My Hands a story of an immigrants remarkable journey to find the American dream and become one of America’s preeminent cardiac surgeons.Sheryl is delighted today to share the perspective of Dr. Singh who came to America in the 60’s as a young physician from India to be able to find a way to support himself and his family in India and eventually choosing America as his home and all the lives that were helped as a result of his choices to succeed and persevere often against challenging odds and also due to his desire to be part of American life. Arun tells us about the hand injuries he had in India as a boy and writes, “When I was seven I was climbing a guava tree ten to twelve feet off the ground and the monkeys came and there is nothing cute about a Langur monkey about to strike so Arun fell and his right hand and elbow took the brunt of the fall and there was a big gash to the forehead There was nerve damage to the elbow and in a few days there was much swelling and the cast was removed and it was discovered that the hand had been set the wrong way. Again in six weeks the cast was removed and the broken bone had healed, but Arun’s right arm and elbow wouldn’t bend. He couldn’t pick things up, couldn’t write, couldn’t feed himself. While Arun had the cast on he’d developed pneumonia and because of poor sanitary conditions had a severe case of hepatitis. The surgeon cautioned his parents that with his liver in a bad state, general anesthesia given in order to break the arm and reset it was extremely dangerous.