I was asked to help out at the Science Olympiad National Tournament this past weekend at GWU in Washington, DC. I pleased to be asked and even more thrilled when I found out that the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony on Friday night, was Dr. Ben Carson.
Dr. Carson is my rockstar. When I read about Dr. Carson's successful seperation surgery of twins conjoined at the head in 1987, I was hooked. Later I read his autobiography "Gifted Hands." I've seen numerous programs about Dr. Carson. I was so excited to be able to hear him speak live. Little did I know that I would actually have the opportunity to meet Dr. Carson at the Science Olympiad director's reception just before the opening ceremony! He is a very pleasant man, humble and soft spoken. It was for me a dream come true! His keynote address was amazing, the best speech I have ever seen. Ever.
The attached is an excerpt from one of his talks on C-Span.