Medical science has done amazing things with technology but for some patients it still comes down to the skill of the person using it.
This is not a political story, but it involves someone who is in the middle of today's political action.
It was more than a decade ago that he was paired with a teenager from the Piedmont and changed his life forever.
Click through to read 10 facts you should know about Ben Carson:
Ben Carson facts you should know
Former patient of Dr. Ben Carson from Piedmont reflects on life-changing experience
1. He is a weekly opinion columnist for The Washington Times.
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2. He is a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and his father was a minister.
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3. He was raised in Detroit by a single mother, alongside is older brother Curtis.
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4. He is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award of the United States.
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5. He was the first doctor to successfully separate occipital craniopagus twins in 1987.
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6. He has written six bestselling books, all by an international Christian media and publishing company.
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7. He has criticized “political correctness” because he says it goes against freedom of expression, and became known for this idea when he was the keynote speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2013.
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8. There’s a Lifetime movie made about his life, with Cuba Gooding Jr. in the starring role.
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9. Before November of 2014 Carson was not a member of any political party.
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10. He and his wife started a scholarship fund called "Carson scholars fund" in 1994 which has so far awarded 6,700 scholarships to kids for "academic excellence and humanitarian qualities."