Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story Characters

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Ben Carson becomes a world-class pediatric neurosurgeon at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Growing up in poverty-stricken Detroit with his mother and elder brother, Curtis, Ben could have never dreamed of the future that lay ahead for him. When 9-year-old Ben's father abandons his family, his heart is broken with the hurt lasting a life-time.

There were many temptations and challenges for Ben that could have led astray. As a junior high student, Ben falls under peer pressures and demands "cool" clothes to fit in with the other kids. He develops an attitude for a short period and his grades begin to suffer; but his mother does not give up on him nor on her goals for her sons to succeed and climb out of the ghetto. Sonya inspired Ben's strong Christian beliefs which he maintains his whole life. So many times when...

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