Hand of Hope The Story Behind The Picture

Hand of Hope The Story Behind The Picture

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Photojournalist Michael Clancy captured the picture of a lifetime when Samuel reached from his mother's womb and squeezed the finger of his surgeon during fetal surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The picture became embroiled in controversy when Dr. Joseph Bruner told Tennessean Newspaper reporter Bill Snyder, "Depending on your political point of view this is either Samuel Armas reaching out of the uterus and touching the finger of a fellow human, or it's me pulling his hand out of the uterus ... which is what I did." This book tells what really happened during Samuel's surgery and the extent the doctor and medical center would go to cover up the fact that Samuel simply came out from under the anesthesia too soon.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 186 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 10mm | 200g
  • North Charleston SC, United States
  • English
  • 1463755724
  • 9781463755720

About Michael Clancy

Michael Clancy was a photojournalist in the Middle Tennessee area for 20 years. Witnessing Samuel reach from the womb changed everything for him and began an incredible journey. Few are blessed to witness such a moment and even fewer are willing to sacrifice everything for the world to know the truth.
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