Thursday, February 5, 2009


Oscar® Winner Cuba Gooding Jr. and Kimberly Elise star in TNT’s Inspirational GIFTED HANDS: THE BEN CARSON STORY, A JOHNSON & JOHNSON SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION® Movie. GIFTED HANDS is based on Pediatric Neurosurgeon’s Moving Memoir. Be sure to tune into the Premiere Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on TNT!

This movie is about a frustrated young boy who has problems in school but overcomes the obstacles in his life to become a world-renowned neurosurgeon. This is truly an uplifting and inspirational story that is based on the true story of Dr. Benjamin S. Carson. His whose lifelong journey led him to become director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. His is also a best-selling author and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

In GIFTED HANDS, Gooding plays Carson as an adult, while Elise plays Carson’s mother, Sonya, who inspired her son to study and work hard so he could rise above their inner-city roots. Also starring in the movie are Aunjanue Ellis (The Practice), as Carson’s wife, Candy; Jaishon Fisher (Lakeview Terrace), who plays Carson as a young boy; and Gus Hoffman (Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins), who portrays Carson as a teenager.

Today, Carson stands at the top of his field as one of the most respected pediatric neurosurgeons in the world. He is living proof that, with perseverance, a devotion to knowledge and the loving support of family and friends, one can overcome any obstacles. Like his mother did for him, Carson now pours everything he has into helping young people overcome their medical limitations and fulfill their own dreams.

We enjoyed this movie and highly recommend you tuning in to this great two-hour made for television movie. It's a great story of courage that the whole family can appreciate!

It airs on Turner Network Television (TNT) on Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. (ET).

Thanks so much to Role Mommy for this great viewing opportunity!


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