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The Full Story


‘Can I Give Him My Eyes?’ is the Inspiring autobiography of a boy blinded in war who found freedom in forgiveness. 

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“I wasn’t doing anything!"

Richard Moore was ten years old when, passing an army base with friends, he was shot and blinded by a British solider.

Here, Richard Moore lends us his eyes as he shares his remarkable and singular story, from his early years growing up on the working-class Creggan Estate in Derry, the second youngest of a family of twelve children.

‘Like many people, I am deeply grateful for the journey that Richard Moore has taken, beyond injustice and personal disability to the strong, inspiring and immensely fruitful life he lives today. He provides us with a vision of hope and open-heartedness well beyond the culture of fear that led to his injury. I hope that many will be inspired by this book, as I have been inspired by the depth, width and clarity of Richard Moore's vision.’

John Hume

Can I give him my eyes?

‘Can I give him my eyes?’ is a vivid portrayal of growing up in a time of war, of the sustaining bonds of family and community, of happiness and humour against the odds

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Can I give him my eyes?’ tells the outstanding life story of a man whom the Dalai Lama describes ‘not only as my friend, but also my hero’.

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