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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)

Biography of Ben Carson who grew up to be Dr. Ben Carson, a world famous neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins.

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Biography of Ben Carson who grew up to be Dr. Ben Carson, a world famous neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins.

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His mother gave him the courage, his faith helped him believe, his brilliance gave him the power to change lives. See more »

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Cuba Gooding Jr. (Ben Carson) and Aunjanue Ellis (Candy Carson) are both the same age as Kimberly Elise, the actress who portrays Ben Carson's mother in the film. See more »

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In the scene where Doctor Carson is looking at the babies, the black baby has an ear piercing in the left ear. See more »

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References CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite (1962) See more »

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Excellent, beautiful story.
16 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am so pleased that we randomly chose to watch Gifted Hands on Sat. Feb. 7. This is a well done movie, a beautiful story about an amazing man. After sharing about the movie with our dear friends, whose child had sustained a brain injury as an unborn, we were amazed to discover that this is the Dr who performed surgery on their child shortly after the twins from Germany. Thank you for the opportunity to get to know about this wonderful man. This was our first choice for afternoon viewing because of Cuba Gooding, Jr portraying the doctor. He usually does an excellent job in wholesome movies and this was not a disappointment in any way.


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