Friday, September 18, 2015

Ben Carson Documentaries

A good friend mentioned that he had seen a documentary about Ben Carson on the Internet. I checked it out and found several. One is an hour and ½ movie starring Cuba Gooding playing the role. It includes actual footage of Carson operating, including separating two German boys joined at the head. After days of agonizing thinking he came up with a plan. He assembled fifty Doctors and Nurses. It required stopping their hearts for an hour at a time and lowering the blood temperature. The scenes in the operating room are incredible. The precision and co-ordination are beyond belief. The entire process took 22 hours without a break, incredible stamina by him and the others. When he met with the parents he said “Which boy would you like to see first”. That was their first indication that both boys had survived. The Movie is called “Gifted Hands”. It was released in 2009. There is another shorter video “Dr. Ben Carson-Gifted Hands-You Tube”. It is 26 minutes and contains actual pictures of Dr. Carson. Of particular importance to me was the final segment which is of Dr. Carson talking to school children. He is telling them that they can be anyone they want to be if they are willing to put in the effort required. In it he tells of his troubled youth including him attempting to stab a boy. A belt buckle broke the knife. He went home and pleaded with God to release the anger in him. It worked. He could have spent his life in prison instead of becoming a skilled surgeon. What a powerful message. This is also a part of the Gooding movie. There was another movie “A Breath of Fresh Air”. It is no longer available. Whether you believe, as I do, that he could be a President, I hope you will take the time to see what a wonderful man he is. In my opinion, we don’t need boisterous leaders who will plunge us into wars and ruin the budget by plowing evermore funds into the military. A man who believes that life is God’s precious gift would not sacrifice our young men and women unless absolutely necessary. Jack B. Walters September 16, 2015

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