ByDawson Davis, writer at
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Who do you want to be president? Donald Trump, who's going to build the Great Wall of Mexico? Well, how about Dr. Ben Carson for president? Who's Dr. Ben Carson, you may ask? Dr. Ben Carson is a world renowned surgeon and physician that performs his magical surgeries at the famous John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

He gained quite a bit of popularity from most of the American citizens when he attended the United States National Prayer Breakfast of 2013. Reciting his famous sayings, which would include the following: "Poverty is only temporary" and "You educate a man, you liberate a man." These sayings have forever changed how some Americans view life. Ben Carson, during the Prayer Breakfast of 2013, used the following addresses, from the holy word of God, in his speech: Proverbs 11:9, 12, 25, and 2nd Corinthians 7:14.

Ben Carson coming from poverty, a mother whom dropped out of the third grade, and whom didn't know how to read—he still overcame the impossible and never let people's opinion affect him. His life, as a young whippersnapper, all changed when, all of a sudden, one day, a few kids were making fun of him because he only got none right out of 25 math questions, so he got a bit upset and hit the bully in the face with a lock, causing the kid to have stitches. At this time in history, Ben Carson was the root of all dumb kid jokes, and got all D's and F's, or as he put it in 'Gifted Hands Documentary',"I was the butt of all jokes. All the kids in my class made fun of me." A few months past, and his mother tells him,"You will not go outside and play, unless you memorized these times tables." and Ben was not very happy.

Sonya Carson, Ben's mom, was stressed out that Benny was struggling that he couldn't read and the fact that he couldn't see. She saved up enough money for him to get glasses and start "seeing beyond what you can see". One Sunday morning, Carson's mom was 'having one of her days' and so Ben and his older brother, Curtis, went ahead and went to church. The pastor, Pastor Ford. was preaching about a missionary doctor who was being chased by bandits, all of a sudden, Ben sees a blue mouse in his head of how it scared off the horse. Which surprised him that he has a true imagination. And he went home and told his mom he wanted to become a doctor, his mom said,"You can be anything you want to be, as long as you are willing to work for it."

As Ben continues to learn and grow, his mother tells them,"You gonna pick two preselected programs to watch per week...and you gonna go to the libary and pick out two books per week and write a report over them." as they complain, the Carson brothers didn't understand the logic behind God and Sonya's plan. Sonny, even though she couldn't read, she still marked and put checks her sons' reports with a red pen.

In the 4th grade, Ben found a rock just walking home from school—that rock ended up sparking his imagination and creativity. One day during class, his science teacher asked him what that rock was. Benjamin replied,"It is obsidine." But his teacher replied,"Obsidian." His fellow students were astonished in surprised that he actually got a question right. The feeling of being right sparked Ben even more to learn. The teacher told Ben to stay after class and showed him some sort of substance in a Petri dish. This also amazed Carson in his eyes.

After a racist speech from Carson's 8th grade teacher, after he won the highest academic award, his mom decided to move back to Detroit, Michigan, and send Benjamin to an all black, and all boys school. Being made fun of by an average schoolboy, Carson just used his temper to stab Jack, the bully, in his chest; yet luckily, Jack had a steal metal belt on, which broke the sharp knife in half. Frantically running home in fear, Benjamin went into his room, sat on his bed, sang hymns, and prayed that God would get rid of his bad temper.

In 1969, Ben Carson attended Yale—by a scholarship—and met his future wife, Candy—who was a triple major. Majoring in Chemistry, Carson was struggling with alright grades. One day, his professor said,"The brain is a magnificent organ, and if you simulate one part of the brain, you can bring back memories from over 60 years ago that she read in a newspaper." with that being said, Ben decided to become a neurosurgeon. Being stressed about his final exam—which Candy helped him study for, by doing what he does best, reading—he aced the test with a 92%, which led him to attend the University of Michigan Medical School, the 2nd best medical school in the United States—next to Stratford University in Falls Hill, Virginia. After he found out his test score, he called his mother, and she renowned saying,"You can do anything anyone else can do Benny, only, you can do it better."

Going to an interview at his 1st choice hospital to work at, John Hopkins, he amazed the interviewer with the common interest of liking Classical music and as Carson put it,"Not a lot of doctors have faith, the brain is a miraculous organ,". He got in and completed his residency faster than an iPhone gets used with Twitter on it!

In 1985, Dr. Ben Carson, only 33 years of age, became the Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at John Hopkins, and a patient named Cynthia, rushed into the Emergency Room and had non stop epileptic seizures, none of the other neurosurgeons were there at the time, so the formidable doctor had to step into action carefully and completed a hemispherectomy—which means taking the seizure-prone part of the brain out. This procedure can only be completed and performed on children only, since their brains are growing on can take on the rest of the brain's functions. The procedure took place from 6:15 a.m. to 4:22 p.m.

During 1986, Ben Carson, also known as "The Great Innovator", completed the 1st successful brain surgery operated on a the womb! Shocking right?! Yes, very shocking. The other physicians in the medical field were shocked just like you were just now. Amazing right?! Carson's got "Gifted Hands". See what I did there? No? Okay, let's move on.

One year later, Dr. Carson got a call, from a famous doctor in Germany, that two Siamese twin babies, from Ulm, West Germany, that were conjoined by the back of the head, needed surgery—this has never been successfully done before by any other doctor in the world. On the day of September 5, 1987, approximately 6:00am in the morning, another fellow doctor tells Dr. Carson,"You are the best Pediatric Neurosurgeon in the world. That's why they chose you. If you can't do it, nobody can." Carson replied with,"You may think I'm the best,". Dr. Ben Carson prayed to the holy God, and said,"May my work be done, Lord. Amen."

September 5, 1987, 7:15am, with classical music flowing in the air, and teams of the following in the room: cardiovascular surgeons, plastic surgeons, nurses, neurosurgeons, and anesthesiologists, it was difficult to stuff all 50 people into 1 room. Remembering that babies can go 1 hour with their heart stopped before any damage happens to their brains, Dr. Carson and the other professional surgeons started the cranium separation. The first thing that they had to do was reconstruct the nerves and vessels for each baby. After 22 hours of nonstop concentration, Carson finishes the operation perfectly on time. Now if the hearts didn't stop, the babies would've had exsanguination—or in the non medical field, bleeding to death.

Now back to the GOPD debate....wait we're not on that topic? Whoops. Anyways, Dr. Ben Carson would make a great president of the United States because he has faced the most difficult challenges of being a surgeon, and if he can handle that, he can handle being President of the United States of America, the greatest country on the earth!

They also say, politicians are the corrupt people, and Ben Carson has been through quite a bit of school and has changed people's and kid's lives, so I'm pretty confident he can change ours! And he also is known as "The Great Medical Innovator" and "Gentle Ben", while Trump is criticizing others and putting people down—which Ephesians 4:29 says,"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."

Vote Dr. Ben Carson for President!


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