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Gifted Hands

Auspex Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 2:20 PM
Seriously! Dr. T.S. is brilliant and eloquent. And I tend to agree with him, that he's not anything innately special by genetics. He got where he is today with fortitude! Definitely an example I wish all children of all races could follow. I would vote for Dr. T.S. in a heartbeat if he got on the POTUS ticket! This country needs more people who can see beyond the tip of their noses! You rock Dr. T.S.!

A remarkable book titled Gifted Hands tells the personal story of Benjamin Carson, a black kid from the Detroit ghetto who went on to become a renowned neurosurgeon.

At one time young Ben Carson had the lowest grades in his middle school class, and was the butt of teasing by his white classmates. Worse yet, he himself believed that he was just not smart enough to do the work.

Fortunately for him, his mother, whose own education went no further than the third grade, insisted that he was smart. She cut off the television set and made him and his brother...