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Publication Date: 2011
In 1987, Dr. Benjamin Carson gained worldwide recognition for his part in the first successful separation of Siamese twins joined at the back of the head. Carson pioneered again in a rare procedure known as a hemispherectomy, giving children without hope a second chance at life through a daring operation in which he literally removes one half of their brain. Such breakthroughs arent unusual for Ben Carson. Hes been beating the odds since he was a child. Raised in inner-city Detroit by a mother with a third grade education, Ben lacked motivation. He had terrible grades. And a pathological temper threatened to put him in jail. But Sonya Carson convinced her son he could make something of his life, even though everything around him said otherwise. Trust in God, a relentless belief in his own capabilities, and sheer determination catapulted Ben from failing grades to the directorship of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Gifted Hands takes you into the operating room to witness surgeries that made headlines around the worldand into the private mind of a compassionate, God-fearing physician who lives to help others.
Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., became the chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1984 at the age of 33, making him the youngest major division director in the hospital's history. He has written and published nine books, four of which were co-authored with Candy, his wife of 40 years. Dr. Carson was the recipient of the 2006 Spingarn Medal. In June 2008, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. U.S. News Media Group and Harvard's Center for Public Leadership recognized Dr. Carson as one of "America's Best Leaders" in 2008. In 2014, the Gallup Organization, in their annual survey, named Dr. Carson as one of the 10 Most Admired Men in the World.
Dr. Carson and his wife are co-founders of the Carson Scholars Fund, which recognizes young people of all backgrounds for exceptional academic and humanitarian accomplishments. In addition, Dr. Carson is now the Honorary National Chairman of the My Faith Votes campaign and continues to work tirelessly for the cause of the American people.
GrandaddyAAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent BookSeptember 27, 2013GrandaddyAAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Well written. Ben Carson is a man of integrity and high value for all humans. His book reflects a wonderful testimony to the grace of God, to hard work, to godly living, and to strong Christian values. I highly recommend this book for parents who want to provide their children with reading material that has a lot to contribute.
John AndrewLong Island, NYAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Gifted Hands, The Ben Carson Story, 20th Ann.March 22, 2013John AndrewLong Island, NYAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I first read Dr. Ben Carson's compelling biography almost 20 years ago and gave it to many friends as a gift at that time. This year I purchased it to give to my 9 year old grandson for his birthday along with the new DVD of Gifted Hands and Think Big. Dr. Ben Carson is one of the most inspiring people alive today and reading this book will show you why and, hopefully, touch and change the readers life. Dr. Carson has continued to show his devotion to life and his Lord in this awesome book and in his daily life.
sissieOrlando, FLAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Inspiring story!August 1, 2012sissieOrlando, FLAge: Over 65Gender: femaleI read this book years ago and wanted another copy to give to a friend.