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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story by Ben Carson, M.D. l Summary & Study Guide
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Growing up in poverty-stricken Detroit with his mother and elder brother, Curtis, Ben could have never dreamed of the future that lay ahead for him. When 9-year-old Ben's father abandons his family, his heart is broken with the hurt lasting a life-time. Ben's mother, Sonya, is the driving force in her sons' young lives. Sonya was born in rural Tennessee and had 23 siblings. To escape her harsh existence, Sonya married at Despite her third-grade education, Sonya was an intelligent woman who knew that education was paramount for her sons to escape the ghetto and have successful lives. Though working three jobs at a time, Sonya is a task master.
Chapter chapters Sonya starts leaving the house without her children to receive psychiatric help. Sonya is visiting a doctor to cope with her stress of parenting two children all by herself. His new house was very dirty and was crawling with rats and bugs. Even though Carson's family had a hard time adapting to the new area, they never lost their sense of family unity. His mom worked really hard and was always tired but she never forgot to ask him about his day or what he did at school that day.
Ben Carter is a young boy when his mother tells him that his father is leaving and will not be back. Ben loves his father and is very upset. Ben recalls how much fun his father was, how he would count the minutes until his father came home at night. Only later in life did Ben and his brother Curtis find out that his father had another "wife" and other children. In later years, Ben's mother refers to his father having been involved with other women and drugs.