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Carson to speak at GOP event in Buckhead
by Staff Reports
April 17, 2013 06:16 PM | 3762 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Ben Carson
Ben Carson
The Fulton County Republican Party will host its spring reception and dinner, An Evening with Dr. Ben Carson, April 25 at 6 p.m. at the Westin hotel, 3391 Peachtree Road, Buckhead.

Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon, director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., and author of five books, will be the keynote speaker at the event. Last month he gained attention with his remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, and hinted at possibly running for president in 2016.

“Dr. Carson has certainly awakened many minds recently,” said Roger Bonds, chair of the Fulton County Republican Party. “Although he is an independent, we feel Dr. Carson represents the absolute core of our Republican values. It is our goal to spread that message through Dr. Carson’s participation in our spring reception.”

Tickets to the dinner are $150 per person. Sponsorship packages are also available for groups or individuals.

Carson grew up in a single-parent home. Being challenged by dire poverty, poor grades, a horrible temper and low self-esteem appeared to preclude the realization of his dream, until his mother, with only a third-grade education, challenged her sons to strive for excellence. Carson persevered and went on to get a medical degree.

He conducted the first and only successful separation of craniopagus (Siamese) twins joined at the back of the head in 1987, the first completely successful separation of type-2 vertical craniopagus twins in 1997 in South Africa, and the first successful placement of an intrauterine shunt for a hydrocephalic twin.

In 2001, Carson was named by CNN and Time magazine as one of the nation’s 20 foremost physicians and scientists. That same year, he was selected by the Library of Congress as one of 89 Living Legends on the occasion of its 200th anniversary.

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