Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.
He is also the author of four bestselling books—Gifted Hands, Think Big, The Big Picture, and Take the Risk. In one of his celebrated titles, America the Beautiful – Rediscovering What Made this Nation Great, released in January 2012, Dr. Carson helps us learn from our past in order to chart a better course for our future.
He serves on the boards of the Kellogg Company, Costco Wholesale Corp., and the Academy of Achievement, among others, and is an Emeritus Fellow of the Yale Corporation.
More than 2 million viewers have watched an online video of Dr. Ben Carson’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast before an audience that included President Obama. The speech – a straightforward look at the moral and economic state of America – was meant to “please God,” the physician has said in the aftermath.
He also revealed that the White House requested an advance copy beforehand. But there was no copy to give. Dr. Carson did not use written text or Teleprompter in his delivery, only Biblical text.
In the meantime, he still has questions for the nation.
Dr. Carson will speak at CPAC in mid-March 2013, and there are calls from the public, not to mention The Wall Street Journal, for the pediatric neurosurgeon to consider a run for president. Asked by ABC News if he’d comply, and the doctor simply replied, “That’s not my intention, but I always say, I’ll leave that to God.”
“The dangers that face our nation today are every bit as great as those we have faced in the past. The question is whether we have lost our capacity to endure hardship and sacrifice for future generations,” Dr. Carson said in a post to his new Facebook page.
“We face a national budgetary crisis that threatens to rip our country apart and destroy our way of life, yet many concern themselves only with the governmental benefits they might lose. I hope that we can reawaken the spirit of greatness that created the wealthiest, most compassionate, freest nation the world has ever seen,” he concluded.
Dr. Carson’s 28-minute speech at the Feb. 7, 2013 prayer breakfast, carried by C-SPAN, can be found here:
(Above by Jennifer Harper – The Washington Times)
He and his wife, Candy, co-founded the Carson Scholars Fund (www.carsonscholars.org), a 501(c)3 established to counteract America’s crisis in education by identifying and rewarding academic role models in the fourth through eleventh grades, regardless of race, creed, religion and socio-economic status, who also demonstrate humanitarian qualities. There are over 4800 scholars in forty-five states. Ben and Candy are the parents of three grown sons and reside in Baltimore County, Maryland.
2 Chronicles 7:14 — If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.