Famed Surgeon's Journey Marked with Hardship, Honor Benjamin Carson grew up in an inner-city, single parent home, and struggled in school. As a man, he rose to become a ground-breaking neurosurgeon, touching people's lives with his healing skills and his power to inspire. Carson talks about his life, career, and his newest honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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Famed Surgeon's Journey Marked with Hardship, Honor

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Famed Surgeon's Journey Marked with Hardship, Honor

Famed Surgeon's Journey Marked with Hardship, Honor

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President George W. Bush presents a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Benjamin S. Carson, Sr. M.D on June 19, 2008. Getty Images hide caption

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Benjamin Carson grew up in an inner-city, single parent home, and struggled in school. As a man, he rose to become a ground-breaking neurosurgeon, touching people's lives with his healing skills and his power to inspire. In this week's Wisdom Watch, Carson talks about his life, career, and his newest honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.