Ben Carson

Ben Carson

An Extraordinary Life

Be inspired to overcome all odds.


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Can a positive attitude overcome any circumstance?

jamie showkeir
12/20 at 08:21 PM
from phoenix, az

caught the show last week while consulting at penn state. he is an amazing man. very well done. would love to purchase a copy of the interview. thanks, j

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12/30 at 11:05 AM
from Indiana

My husband & I thoroughly enjoyed the interview with Ben Carson which ended just moments ago (12/30/09).  Our daughter was inspired to go into the medical field many years ago as a 3rd grader when her teacher read the book “Gifted Hands” to the class (a little every day) over a period of time. 

Wish he would run for president!  He would have our votes for sure.  Love his common sense approach to solving problems & his wisdom.  Thank you for having him on your show & would appreciate if you could pass this on to him.
Sincerely,  Tom & Sharon McArtor

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Ben Carson overcame all odds to become a neurosurgeon and, by age 33, director of pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Hear Carson discuss his work and philanthropy, his thoughts on health care reform, and about what’s still on his to-do list.

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For a captioned version of this interview, go to YouTube.

More About Gifted Hands
More About THINK BIG

T is for recognizing talent/time as gifts from God; H is for hope and honesty; I is for insight from people and good books; N is for being nice to all people; K is for recognizing knowledge as the key to living; B is for reading books; I is for developing in-depth learning skills; and G is for God, never getting too big for Him.


Ben Carson grew up in a single parent home with dire poverty, poor grades, and a horrible temper, but he dreamed of being a doctor.

Young Ben persevered, and today he is a professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at the John Hopkins School of Medicine. He has also directed pediatric neurosurgery at the John Hopkins Children’s Center for nearly a quarter of a century.

Carson’s first three books, Gifted Hands, THINK BIG, and The Big Picture provide inspiration and insight for leading a successful life. His fourth book, Take the Risk: Learning to Identify, Choose and Live With Acceptable Risk, was released in early 2008. 

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