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Biography of Dr. Ben Carson

            Have you ever felt scared of what life will be like after graduating from high school? If you will even be able to graduate from high school? Do you ever think about yourself and if you're actually capable of making an impact in society? Well there is someone who did not think about what it would take or what the cost would be. Dr. Benjamin Carson is this amazing person who is such an inspiration not only to me, but to children and adults as well because of his achievements in the medical field. You see, I am thankful because I come from an educated family who can guide me through college, but not everyone has that same privilege. The story of Dr. Benjamin Carson is quite impacting. Ben Carson went from being known as the dumbest kid in his class to becoming a widely recognized surgeon. .
             Ben Carson grew up on the streets of Detroit. He possessed a temper so violent that any little thing would provoke him to attack other kids, even his mother. He was that kid on the block who was most likely to send someone to the hospital, no one though he would go far in life. To sum this up, he was a huge troublemaker, came from a very poor family, and got really bad grades. However, his life changed at the age of 14. His mother, Sonya Carson, only having a third grade education and being illiterate, challenged him to read books and write book reports. Thanks to his mother's suggestion, he discovered that he had a love for books and an immense interest in science. .
             The boy once called dummy graduated from Yale University and pursued medical school to become a neurosurgeon. This was a huge turning point in his life. Who would've thought that some street kid like him would make it this far? As a neurosurgeon, Ben Carson performed the first successful surgical procedure in which he separated seven month old conjoined twins. It was a milestone in neurosurgery. He went as far as to become the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children's Centre.

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