Benjamin Solomon Carson M.D.
"You don't have to be a brain surgeon to be a valuable person. You become valuable because of the knowledge that you have. And that doesn't mean you won't fail sometimes. The important thing is to keep trying." -Ben Carson
Ben Carson was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 18th in 1951. Sonya Carson was his mother and she went to school until dropping out in third grade. She got married when she was only thirteen and was divorced when Ben was eight. Ms. Sonya Carson was left to care for her two sons Benjamin and Curtis Carson. She worked two to three jobs at a time to put food on the table for her boys. His mother always wanted her sons to do the best that they could even though she had little education herself and encouraged them to always do better. Ben Carson later went to medical school and made the great accomplishment of separating the Siamese twins. Ben Carson is also the author of six best selling books.
Early Childhood Life
Ben Carson had wanted to be a doctor since he was eight. However it was a little rough at first. In school he was known as the "Dumb Kid" and he was bullied often. He was receiving mainly F's until he later got glasses. Glasses helped Ben improve in school and was now getting C's and D's. But this was not enough for Ben's mother. she now restricted TV to two shows a week and to go to the library once a week and cheek our two books. At the end of the week they would need to turn in a book report to their mother. Once she made Ben learn is times tables one through twelve in one night. Ms. Carson was determined to give her sons a good future. Ben later said "....I owe it all to my mother."
Cause and effect
Being a former neurosurgeon, we don't always think about what it took for him to get there. Ben Carson faced many economical and social challenges; especially in the segregation era. People saw him incapable of his dreams but he wanted to show the world, despite adversity, he could. However, he faced another road block which was his temper. His temper caused him to drive a knife into his friend's stomach but fortunately hit his belt buckle and shattered the knife.One time he tried to hit his mother with a hammer because she disagreed with his choice of clothes. Another time, he caused a major head injury on a classmate in a fight over a locker. Ben knew he wouldn't succeed with a raging temper and had to get rid of it. After lots of promises and commitment he seemed to be making progress and seemed more patient.
John Hopkins University is the university that Ben Carson went to become a neurologist.
My name is Jeanehli, I am in sixth grade I decided to make this website because we had a project and English and I felt that I wanted to learn about someone like Ben Carson. My mom was inspired by what he did and wanted me to learn more about him. She had some of his books and I decided to use one for my project. It turned out to be a great book and I learned a lot about him. I feel he is a true American hero and I highly highly recommend that you read all of his books.
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