Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009) TV Movie - 86 min - Biography | Drama - 7 February 2009 (USA) : Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Actor in a Supporting Role, Jerry Maguire, 1996) stars in this true story about a renowned brain surgeon who overcame obstacles. Director: Thomas Carter Writer: John Pielmeier Stars: Ele Bardha, Loren Bass, Geoffrey Beauchamp |
Ben Carson was born in Detroit, Michigan, on September 18, 1951. His mother, though under educated herself, pushed her sons to read and to believe in themselves. Carson went from being a poor student to receiving honors and he eventually attended medical school. As a doctor, he became the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital at age 33, and became famous for his ground-breaking work separating conjoined twins.