Movie: Gifted Hands
Raised by a single mother he attended a white school until high school. His mother was very tuned into her 2 boys and gave them incredible guidance. To me, she raised their souls, not just their egos. She was also smart - the only work she knew how to do was cleaning and ironing - she was given the house in her divorce from her bigamist husband and rented it out for income. She saved her money and at just the right moment, moved her children back home so they could be around people that would "appreciate them."
Ben got a scholarship to Yale and became a physician who cut a path to extraordinary procedures, never done successfully before in pediatric neurosurgery that saved many lives. He's at the end of his Pediatric Neurosurgery career today and has formed a scholarship with his wife Candy to help scholars around the US get the education they deserve.
Quote from Dr. Carson: A good reason to tune into his story:
The key reason is for people to recognize how much potential exists within each individual and how it needs to be cultivated by that individual by making the right choices and putting in the effort. We live in an instant-gratification world where everyone thinks success should come quickly. No, you have to work at it. But we have these dreams that give us the idea to plan ahead five, 10, 15 years down the line and to create a pamphlet that allow us to achieve those dreams.
Ben Carson, your light shines bright.