Life story of Dr. Ben Carson on video
RenewAmerica staff
February 11, 2013

After acclaimed neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson's National Prayer Breakfast speech last week went viral, a 90-minute film of his remarkable life story is making the rounds on the internet.

The video Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, which stars Cuba Gooding, Jr., and was originally aired in 2009 on TNT, can be viewed in full here. It portrays Carson's struggle to overcome a broken home, poverty, and racial prejudice to become one of the world's most renowned brain surgeons. Carson is the head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

In his National Prayer Breakfast remarks, Carson humorously, but pointedly, chastised President Obama – who sat near the podium – for his overreach in healthcare, taxation, and the national debt, and said the U.S. needs a system that rewards private initiative and lets people take charge of their own lives through education and the help of God.


They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. —Isaiah 40:31