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Gifted Hands - Ian Grant & Petra Bagust Interview Dr Ben Car

Gifted Hands - Ian Grant & Petra Bagust Interview Dr Ben Car

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  • Mon 5 Mar ’12, 7:00pm – 8:30pm


Sir Woolf Fisher Arena Vodafone Events Centre, 770 Great South Rd, Manukau City


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $15.00
  • Child: $10.00

Dr Carson had a childhood dream of becoming a physician. Growing up in a single parent home and being challenged by dire poverty, poor grades, a horrible temper, and low self- esteem appeared to preclude the realisation of that dream, until his mother, with only a third-grade education, challenged her sons to strive for excellence. Young Ben persevered, and today is a full professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at the John Hopkins School of Medicine, where he has directed pediatric neurosurgery at the John Hopkins Children's centre for over a quarter of a century, he conducted the first and only successful separation of a Siamese twins joined at the back of the head in 1987.

His four books Gifted Hands, THINK BIG, The Big Picture and Take the Risk: Learning to Identify, Choose and Live with Acceptable Risk, provide inspiration and insight for leading a successful life; a fifth book, "America the Beautiful", will be released in 2012. Dr. Carson has been married for over 30 years to his wife, Candy, and is the father of three sons. His mother, Sonya Carson, who made all this possible, is alive and living in Maryland.

Ian Grant QSO has been an outstanding advocate for youth and parenting in New Zealand for many years. He spent 30 years running a national youth organisation involving thousands of young people around the country. Ian and his wife Mary identified a need to equip and inspire parents, and as a result, Parenting with Confidence Inc. was established in 1993.

Breakfast co-host Petra Bagust has been a regular on New Zealand screens since 1996. Petra has presented a diverse range of television: live music and youth lifestyle programmes, travel and real estate shows, talent searches, charity boxing bouts, telethons, the Christmas in the Park, TV3's What's Really In Our Food?, most recently, TV One's Breakfast.

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