David Fitzwilliam – Ben Carson, his First 39 Years
GIFTED HANDS was written in 1990 when Dr. Ben Carson was a world renown pediatric neurosurgeon at age 39 and was reprinted many times and made into a movie. His mother had 23 siblings and was
married at age 13 to a 28 year old part time preacher. They moved from Tennessee to work in a Detroit GM plant. When Ben was 8, His mother divorced his father because he had a second family. His mother refused to be a victim on welfare and had 2 or 3 concurrent jobs. At age 10 Ben’s mother insisted he read 2 books a week. write a book report, and learn his multiplication tables to 12 x 12. In a year he went from last to first in his class. His drive to excel propelled him to be a world renown pediatric neurosurgeon at the age of 33.