Dr. Benjamin Carson: neurosurgeon. Son of a single mother who was illiterate. How did he succeed? And just why is he interested in politics? And what about the Carson Scholars Fund? Watch his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast.
Dr. Carson's speech
And for juxtaposition, read this short pastoral letter from Brooklyn Bishop DiMarzio about how the culture of death is responsible for murdering the unborn babies of many women similar to Dr. Carson's mother. Hmmm.... (H/t to Cleansing Fire for the Bishop's letter.)
UPDATE: Here is an interview with Dr. Carson, courtesy of Mediaite. Lots of good stuff in there. His mom is a saint. Oh, and by the way, she is now a PhD!