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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story Chapter Summary & Analysis - Carrying the Load Summary

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Carrying the Load Summary and Analysis

Sonya Robinson did not have much formal education. Yet when Curtis brings home a note from the school counselor, with Curtis' help in reading some of the words, she realizes what the message is. She exclaims that she was not going to allow her son to be "treated that way." The gist of the message was that due to Curtis' history of law grades, he would be placed on a technical curriculum thus giving up any hope of going to college. Ben's strong and protective mother takes care of the problem the very next morning. She tells Curtis that evening that he will be going to school. An intelligent woman, Sonya is able to assess the overall situation and quickly determine what action needs to be taken—and action she did take on Curtis' behalf.

Sonya was relentless in her...

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