Shoes Tell Their Owner’s Story

Umut Duygu Uzunel


Umut Duygu Uzunel’s orthopedic shoes support the skilled eye surgeon when she travels from her home in Turkey to Mali to join a team of doctors operating on people who would otherwise lose their sight. The Turkish government objects to the charitable group, and Umut must flee. In Canada, the shoes carry her into an uncertain future, but their owner has hope. After all, Umut means “hope.”

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