Jimmy Carter served as the 39th President of the United States between 1977 and 1981 and was considered a breath of fresh air after the Nixon and Ford years.
What people love about him is that he is a family man who never took any advantage of post-presidential popularity. President Carter has been reported saying: “I don’t see anything wrong with it; I don’t blame other people for doing it. It just never had been my ambition to be rich.”
The Carters lead a very normal and modest life, and it has always been like that. What’s most, The Rolling Stone revealed back in 2011 that the former president shops at the local Dollar General.
Both he and his wife have been part of the Habitat for Humanity for many years and helped renovate around 4,300 houses in 14 different countries.
Unfortunately, his foundation, The Carter Center, released a statement that left many devastated. After a few hospital visits, former President Carter has been admitted to hospice.
“After a series of short hospital stays, former US President Jimmy Carter today decided to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of additional medical intervention. He has the full support of his family and his medical team.”
Over the years, he has dealt with several serious health issues, including brain cancer. In 2019, he underwent brain surgery to remove mounting pressure.
According to CNN, as of 2018, Carter is the oldest living president following the passing of George H.W. Bush who passed away at 94.
Besides being a former President, Jimmy Carter is also a former farmer, a US Navy Lieutenant, and a Sunday School teacher.
From the moment they left The White House back in 1981 and handed over the presidency to Ronald Reagan, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter have been living in their family home in Plains, Georgia. The house, which is valued according to Zillow at $209,996, was built in 1961, when the Carters welcomed their fourth child in their lives and needed a bigger place.
After serving as a president, Carter returned to his roots once again because he didn’t want to “capitalize financially on being in the White House,” according to Washington Post.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jimmy Carter and his family as they remain by his side during this particularly difficult time.
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