Dr Benjamin Carson is a famous pediatric neurosurgeon, married to Candy Carson. Ben Carson came a long way to be where he is at right now. Carson preached the American Dream. You can achieve it when you work for it.
Ben Carson and his wife, Candy Carson, set up the Carson Scholars Fund to pay for education for selected youth to help them achieve their dreams.
What can be the significance of the names Ben and Candy? Do the names foretell greatness?
What is the meaning of the name Ben?
Does this name foreshadow greatness? Ben means the right hand son. Clearly, he is the favored son. Ben has biblical origins. This name is used by the olde English folks as well as American folks. Ben has Latin and Hebrew roots in origins.
What is the meaning of the name Candy?
Candy could be a standalone name, or a nickname for Candice. We are familiar with the famous actress celebrity, Candice Bergen. Candy has connections with Latin, Hebrew and American ancestry. Candy Spelling is a multimillionaire. She inherited money from her late husband’s estate. Candy was also lucky in winning free money from lottery and gambles.
Ben Carson was raised by his divorced mother, Sonya Carson. Ben’s older brother Curtis Carson, has also struggled to become an engineer.
Ben Carson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008. Ben Carson and Candy Carson live in Baltimore County, Maryland. Carson has 3 grown up sons.
Ben Carson’s story has been made into a movie called “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story”. Cuba Gooding Jr acted as Ben Carson while Kimberly Elise acted as Sonya Carson, his mother.
Updated May 26 2014:
Ben Carson has retired from his work as a neuro-surgeon. In May 2014, he has spoken up for the Veterans Affairs department on health care. Carson said the problem was bureaucracy layering in between patients and the health care provider. Carson pointed it out that the VA was an early warning of how much red tape the small population faced when trying to obtain health care from Obamacare.
Dr Carson first started speaking on controversial issues at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2013. He spoke directly to President Obama, asking questions on administration policies, the health care policies and other red tape. Carson talked about his idea for a simple solution to the health care woes. He proposed a health savings account which the individual and state have to be jointly responsible for. This account pays for all the health care expenses and any unused money can be inherited by nominees or the next-of-kin.
Dr Carson’s opinion reflected conservative values and won the support of right wing political groups. He was praised and called upon to try running for the next presidency in 2016. He was conducive to the idea. Since retiring from active medical practice, the popular doctor took his second career as a media personality at Fox News and The Washington Times. He said he wanted to push the right person, to go on and do something to correct the neglects. However, if the right candidate was lacking, he would do it himself.
Dr Carson’s presidential campaign for 2016 is called the National Draft Ben Carson Committee and it had raised $2.4 million in one and a half years, before all the funds were used up. He is waiting to assess the situation, to see if he really has to run for presidency, to get control to make the changes for Americans.
Dr Carson said he was far from being ambitious to run for presidency. He was looking forward to a slower pace of life during his retirement from his career as a surgeon. He wasn’t spoiling for a fight trying to become the next president.
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Ben Carson photos and gossip link.
“Gifted Hands” by Ben Carson, the adult book.
“Gifted Hands” by Ben Carson, the children’s book version.
Dr Ben Carson & Sonya Carson photo.
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