"5 days writing challenge-meet a genius( Benjamin Solomon Carson)" day 1

in SteemAlive2 months ago (edited)

who is a genius?

A genius is one who displays remarkable and exceptional intellectual abilities and creativity to the extent associated with the achievement of new discoveries. Let's take a look at one of them by name Doctor Benjamin Solomon Carson an American philanthropist and neurosurgeon.

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Background/profile

Benjamin Solomon Carson,a world acclaimed pediatric neurosurgeon popularly known as Dr Ben Carson is an American politician and retired neurosurgeon was born on 18th September 1951 in Detroit Married to Lecena Candy Rustin with three children; Murray Carson, Benjamin Carson Jr and Rhoeyce Carson. Dr Ben Carson is the second son of Sonya Carson and Robert Solomon Carson, the first son being Curtis Carson.

Dr Ben Carson had a humble and poor upbringing, he saw his father last at the age of eight when his mother discovered her husband had another family elsewhere and filed for divorce. After the divorce,his father moved in with his other family leaving him,his mother and older brother behind. In other to support the family,his mother did menial jobs for the rich and the family will always go to local farmers and offer to pick vegetables in exchange for a portion of the yield after which the mother will can the produce for their meal. Dr Ben Carson was a dullard in school often taunted by his classmates for his poor academic performance. He also had a violent temper and was quick to attack even his own mother at the slightest provocation.

Education

Dr Ben Carson attended southern Western high school in inner-city Detroit,on graduating from high school he enrolled at Yale University where he decided to study psychology but it proved to difficult not just academically but financially too but the support and encouragement from his mother, brother and friends he graduated with a B.A in 1973. Afterwards, he enrolled in the school of medicine at the University of Michigan after he decided to become a neurosurgeon rather than being a psychologist. He earned his medical degree in 1977 and moved to Maryland with his family where he became a resident at the John Hopkins University teaching hospital.

Career achievement

Doctor Ben Carson became the first medical doctor to successfully separate Siamese twins joined at the back of the head at the John Hopkins University teaching hospital in Baltimore United States of America. He also pioneered a branch of medicine known as hermispherectomy where you take away half of a patient brain and the patient will function like any normal human being again. At age 33, he became the youngest American physician to become the director of pediatric neurosurgery. He is an inspirational written with many books to his credit such as; Gifted hand publised on 1990, Think big published on 1992, The big picture published on 1999 and Take the risk which was published on 2007.

Awards received by Dr Ben Carson

Dr Ben Carson was selected by the Library Congress on 2002 as one of it's "living legend" . The following year,he was featured in CNN and Time magazine as one of the nation's 20 foremost physicians and scientist. In 2006, he received the spingarn medal which is the highest honor bestowed by the NAACP. He was also awarded the Ford's theatre Lincoln medal and Presidential medal of freedom in February 2008 by president George Washington Bush. Finally he was portrayed in the television production of Gifted hands in 2009.

why I choosed to talk about Dr Ben Carson/ conclusion

Dr Ben Carson is a "go getter" and he inspires me a lot. Despite all his limitations and challenges in life he achieved his goals. His story motivates and encourages me to work hard despite bad circumstances, I love his vibe and hope this story will encourage you too, Thank you for reading!.

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 2 months ago 

Indeed the story of Doc Ben carson is a very popular one, having read about how he separated the twins successfully makes me wonder the kind of man he is .
Thank you dear for taking your time to talk about a great man like this.
Good luck on your contest.

Thank you too for reading 🥰 and good luck on contest too,may the best person win.

The truth is this character has inpsired a lot of people to see beyond our limitations. Thank you for also doing justice to this contest. 4 more days to go.

@jovita39 you're welcome,glad you like it.

Growing i was always encouraged with his story and how he handles things..
He is indeed a great inspiration to this world
Dr. Ben Carson💙

Wow.. that's a very nice write up, keep it up

This man has been my inspiration ever since I ventured into the medical field. I read most of his books including gifted hands. He is an epitome of perseverance, an iconic surgeon, all my dreams embodied in one man.
Thank you for bringing him to light in your post. It brings back memories of when I prepared for my first entrance exam into medical school, his quotes and struggles through life kept me going and I always believed I could be better. His achievements are mind blowing and I love that he lead a simple life nonetheless.
Goodluck in the contest friend.

What an inspirational story coming from someone who experienced a bad family upbringing. And yet he's now a re-known neurosurgeon. I am deeply impressed about this writeup and am encouraged as well. Keep it up!

Separating joined twins and taking away half a patient's brain and the patient will still be alive and functioning, whoa! That's almost impossible, this man is extraordinary indeed.
Nice Choice of you got there @ngobaby

 2 months ago 

@ngobaby this is the type of serious minded, energetic, determined personality the world needs all the times and in all generations. Those that will do certain things almost like God did. He is a strong personality with determined heart and attitude. Thank you for sharing this, this is a good one.

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Nice write up. I don't know him so well but I've learned a lot from what you said about him.
Thank you

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