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Sad News About Former US President Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter, a former US president, will stop receiving medical treatment and started receiving hospice care. Following “a succession of brief hospital admissions,” the 98-year-old would be transferred to a hospice, the Carter Center stated in a statement on Saturday, February 18.

The statement read, “Former US President Jimmy Carter today chose to spend his final days at home with his family and accept hospice care rather than additional medical treatment.”

It said, “He has the full backing of his family and his medical staff. The Carter family requests privacy at this time and is appreciative of his many fans’ concerns.

 

Between 1977 and 1981, President Carter presided over the country for a total of four years. In 1982, he founded the Carter Center, which has since helped a wide range of humanitarian initiatives.

President Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his role in co-founding the Center, which supports global disease prevention and eradication efforts, election monitoring, and peace discussions.

On behalf of then-President Bill Clinton, he went on a peace mission to North Korea in 1994. In 2007, he declared his membership in The Elders, a group of independent world leaders that collaborate on peace and human rights problems and include Nelson Mandela and Kofi Annan.

When President George H.W. Bush passed away in 2019 at the age of 94, he took the title of being the president to have lived the longest.

President Carter received a diagnosis of metastatic cancer in 2015, though he did not say where cancer had first started.

He revealed later that year that melanoma had been discovered in his brain and liver and that he had started receiving treatment with radiation therapy and an immunotherapy medicine. He released a statement in December 2015 saying that his tests have come back clear of cancer.

The politician fell repeatedly in 2019 and later underwent surgery in the hospital to relieve pressure on his brain brought on by bleeding from the falls.

He has written 30 books in the forty years since leaving office; the most recent was just five years ago.

Before the COVID-19 epidemic, Jimmy continued to teach Sunday school in his birthplace of Plains, Georgia and would spend a week each year assisting with Habitat for Humanity with his wife Rosalynn, whom he married in 1946.

Jack, James III, and Donnel are three of Jimmy and Rosalynn’s sons; Amy is one of their daughters. In addition, they have 13 great-grandchildren and 12 grandchildren.

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