Gifted Hands by Ben Carson, M.D., is the true story of the renowned brain surgeon who overcame obstacles to change the course of medicine forever. Young Ben Carson didn't have a lot of opportunities presented to him, growing up in a single parent home, faced with the challenges of poverty, enduring social prejudices -- his grades suffered and his temper flared. And yet, his mother never lost her faith in him. Insisting he follow the opportunities she never had, she helped to grow his imagination, intelligence and, most importantly, his belief in himself. That faith and discipline would be his gift--the thing that would drive him to follow his dream of becoming one of the world's leading neurosurgeons.