Benjamin Carson was born in Detroit, Michigan.His mother Sonya was surprisingly dropped out of school when she was in grade three. At an embarrassing and of course a low age of thirteen Sonya was apparently married. Unfortunately After a few years Sonya and her husband divorced. So she had to raise her 2 boys, Ben and Curtis on her own.She would always have 2-3 jobs just to provide her children.
While the boys were in there education age, their mother saw that they were actually falling behind in school.In fifth grade Ben was obviously listed that he was at the bottom of his class.Ben went to school the next day and all his classmates called him “ the biggest dummy”and at that moment he had just developed a mean-less, uncontrollable temper.When Mrs. Carson saw Benjamin and Curtis’s failing grades, she was untiring to turn her young generations’ lives around. She limited the boys' television watching and rejected to let them outside to play until they had finished their assignment every single day. She made them to read two library books a week. And they had to give her written reports on their reading even though, with her own poor education, she could barely read what they had written.
Within a few weeks, Carson astonished his classmates by identifying rock samples his teacher had brought to class. He recognized them from one of the books he had read. "It was at that moment that I realized I wasn't stupid," he recalled later. Carson continued to amaze his classmates with his new-found knowledge and within a year he was at the top of his class.
The hunger for knowledge had taken hold of him, and he began to read voraciously on all subjects. He was determined to become a physician so he had to learn to control his violent temper.
After graduating with honors from his high school, he attended Yale University, where he earned a degree in Psychology.
From Yale, he went to the Medical School of the University of Michigan, where his interest shifted from psychiatry to neurosurgery. His excellent hand-eye coordination made him a superior surgeon. After medical school he became a neurosurgeon at the world-famous Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. At age 32, he became the hospital's Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery.
In 1987, Carson made medical history with an operation to separate a pair of Siamese twins. The Binder twins were born joined at the back of the head. Operations to separate twins joined in this way had always failed, resulting in the death of one or both of the infants. Carson agreed to do the operation. A 70-member surgical team, led by Dr. Carson, worked for 22 hours. At the end, the twins were successfully separated and can now survive independently.