, is one of the most celebrated neurosurgeons in the world. In Gifted Hands, he tells an inspiring story of his life from when he was an inner-city youngster in Detroit who rose above his circumstances to become the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. He is a pioneer in medicine because he has performed countless surgeries that changed medical history. He gives children without hope a second chance at life.
Ben Carson was mainly raised by his mother, Sonya Carson because his dad left when he was eight years old. His dad secretly had another family and he couldn't keep supporting both families so he left. Ben's mother only has a third-grade education but she had a major influence on Ben's life and on his success later in his life. When Ben lacked motivation, his mother was the person who would encourage him and push him back up. She was hardworking, goal-oriented, and refused to settle for less. She refused to give up. Even after her husband left and it was hard for her to support Ben and his older brother Curtis; she was determined and wanted the best for her sons. There were financial problems at first but his mom worked hard because she was determined and bought a house. When there were financial problems, Ben didn't have a lot of clothes for school or school supplies but he still tried hard. He got paper from the janitor so he can do his schoolwork and later on when he had troubles with money, he worked many jobs to earn money, and whatever job he did, he did his best and in the end he came out at the top. .
When Ben decided he was going to be a doctor when he was thirteen, his mother said to him he will be a doctor because she told him that you can be anything that you want to be if you work hard towards it. Her words of assurance made Ben never doubt what he wanted to do with his life. He wanted to be a doctor so he can help people lead happier and better lives by healing their physical sufferings.