Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, decided to receive hospice care and spend his remaining time at home with his family. This decision was announced on Saturday by the Carter Center.
Carter, who is 98 years old, has lived longer after leaving the White House than any other former U.S. president in history. He served as the president of the United States from January 1977 to January 1981 and is a member of the Democratic Party.
“He has the full support of his family and his medical team,” the Carter Center said in a statement. The centre also noted that the Carter family is asking for privacy during this time and is grateful for the concern shown by his many admirers.
Carter has been an active public figure since leaving the White House. He has been involved in numerous humanitarian efforts through his organization, the Carter Center, which focuses on advancing peace, health, and democracy worldwide.
Throughout his long and distinguished career, Carter has been known for his dedication to public service and making the world a better place since leaving office in 1981. Despite his controversial decisions as President including a genocide in East Timor in 1978 and his failure to solve The Tehran Hostage crisis, his decision to receive hospice care is in line with his lifelong commitment to putting the needs of others before his own.
As news of Carter’s decision spreads, people worldwide are expressing their admiration for the former president and sending their thoughts and prayers to him and his family. Although he may be stepping back from public life, Carter’s legacy will continue to inspire future generations to make a positive impact on the world around them. – Reuters