Ben Carson

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Ben Carson



Ben Carson


In 1951, Benjamin Carson was born to Sonya and Robert Carson. He grew up in Detroit, Michigan. Six years later in 1959, Ben's parents divorced and he, his brother Curtis, and his mother moved to Boston, Massachusetts. They lived there for two years and moved back to Detroit in 1961.
Ben Carson wasn't always the "smart guy". In fact for a long time he did poorly in school. It wasn't until after Ben failed his eye test in fifth grade that his grades changed. He had very poor eyesight, which was restricting his learning. After Ben began to wear glasses, he gradually began to do better in school. With his mother's help he became the smartest boy in his class.
Even though Ben grew smarter, he had acquired a bad temper. His attitude had gotten him in trouble before, but never anything really serious. One day he was outside with his friend. They got into an argument and Ben drew his camping knife on his friend. He thrusted the knife at the boy and his belt buckle. In the same instant as the knife broke Ben ran. He ran into his house and locked himself in the bathroom. He stayed in the bathroom and read his bible until he came to a revelation. Ben realized that his temper would destroy him and vowed to not let it ever control him again.
The change in Ben's attitude only led to better thing for him. Later in high school he joined the ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) program. He did so well in ROTC that Ben was offered a full scholarship to the United States Military Academy.
In 1968, Ben Carson received a scholarship to Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut and accepted. Two years later Ben met Lacena "Candy" Rustin, who was a freshman at Yale. In 1975, Candy gra

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