From Darkness to Sight

The movie “God’s Not Dead” featured a character inspired by the real life story of Dr. Ming Wang, a Harvard and MIT graduate and one of the few cataract and LASIK surgeons in the world today who holds a doctorate degree in laser physics. Dr. Wang will present a talk entitled, “From darkness to sight: God’s not dead – faith and science: friends or foes?” on Tuesday, March 5th at 6:30 PM in the Hamilton Performing Arts Center at the University of Memphis – Lambuth, hosted and presented by Trinity Christian Academy.

 

As a teenager, Ming fought valiantly to escape one of history’s darkest eras – China’s Cultural Revolution – during which millions of innocent youth were deported to remote areas to face a life sentence of poverty and hard labor. Through his own tenacity and his parents’ tireless efforts to provide a chance of freedom for their son, Ming eventually made his way to America with $50 in his pocket and an American dream in his heart. Against all odds, he would earn a PhD in laser physics and graduate magna cum laude with the highest honors from Harvard Medical School and MIT. He embraced his Christian faith and tackled one of the most important questions of our time – Are faith and science friends or foes? This question led him to his invention of a breakthrough biotechnology
to restore sight.

 

Describing his 16-year journey with faith and science, Dr. Wang will tell the powerful story of the amniotic membrane contact lens. He will describe how he began fetal wound-healing research to help injured adult eyes. He also shares his frustrations about not being able to find a way to conduct corneal wound-healing research without harming an unborn child. The questions in his heart were “Are science and faith really this contradictory? Should we do fetal wound-healing research without our moral, ethical and faith principles? Or, should we not do this research at all and not advance medicine and improve the quality of our lives?”

 

This is a story of one man’s inspirational journey, of turning fear, poverty, persecution and prejudice into healing and love for others. It demonstrates how focus, determination, humility and profound faith, can inspire a life that, in turn, impacts that of countless others.

 

Trinity Christian Academy invites everyone in the community to join us on Tuesday, March 5th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the Hamilton Performing Arts Center on the University of Memphis Lambuth campus for this FREE event.