Neurosurgeon Ben Carson is best known for his bestselling books: Think Big Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence and Gifted Hands the Ben Carson Story.
The story of how he transformed from the ‘dumbest’ student in fifth grade to a Yale University educated doctor has inspired many worldwide.
Carson became famous after he successfully separated twins joined at the head in 1987.
Carson, who is vying for the US presidential seat in 2016, has let the public into his Georgian style family home which boasts of 8 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms.
The 48-acre Maryland property in Upperco, Baltimore County is where he lived with his wife, Lacena ‘Candy’ Rustin, his two sons and his mother Sonya before moving to Florida.
Religion is an important thing to Carson, and the palatial home has a marble engraving on one wall of the house that reads, ‘By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches and honor and life – poverbs 22:4‘. Unfortunately, Proverbs is misspelt.
Hanging on a hallway wall is a portrait of Carson in his scrubs and surgeon’s coat as Jesus has His arm around Carson’s shoulder.
The family room looks like a shrine to the accomplished doctor because almost every inch of the wall is covered in countless awards, plaques and diplomas.
The 64-year-old does not miss a hall of fame in his family room, where dozens of honorary doctorate degrees from institutions ranging from Yale to Morgan State University.
His personal “wall of fame” also has photographs depicting scenes from the Ben Carson Story, a movie about his life that aired on TNT in 2009.
His highest honor, which is proudly placed close to the front door, is his Presidential Medal of freedom. This is the nation’s highest civilian honor awarded to him in 2008 by retired president George W. Bush.
Also on display features a photograph with a signed autograph by Bush and his wife Laura Bush
His presidential campaign has brought his career into scrutiny including his published works.
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