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In 1951 Benjamin Carson was born to Sonya and Robert Carson He grew up in Detroit Michigan Six years later in 1959 Bens parents divorced and he his brother Curtis and his mother moved to Boston Massachusetts They lived there for two years and moved back to Detroit in 1961 Ben Carson wasnt always the smart guy In fact for a long time he did poorly in school It wasnt until after Ben failed his eye test in fifth grade that his grades changed He had very poor eyesight which was restricting his learning After Ben began to wear glasses he gradually began to do better in school With his mothers help he became the smartest boy in his class Even though Ben grew smarter he had acquired a bad temper His attitude had gotten him in trouble before but never anything really serious One day he was outside with his friend They got into an argument and Ben drew his camping knife on his friend He thrusted the knife at the boy and his belt buckle In the same instant as the knife broke Ben ran He ran into his house and locked himself in the bathroom He stayed in the bathroom and read his bible until he came to a revelation Ben realized that his temper would destroy him and vowed to not let it ever control him again The change in Bens attitude only led to better thing for him Later in high school he joined the ROTC Reserve Officers Training Corps program He did so well in ROTC that Ben was offered a full scholarship to the United States Military Academy In 1968 Ben Carson received a scholarship to Yale University in New Haven Connecticut and accepted Two years later Ben met Lacena Candy Rustin who was a freshman at Yale In 1975 Candy graduated from Yale and Ben who was already enrolled in medical school at the University of Michigan
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