Sad news regarding former US President Jimmy Carter

Former US president Jimmy Carter stopped receiving medical care and entered hospice. After “a succession of brief hospital admissions,” the 98-year-old would be moved to a hospice, according to a statement made public by the Carter Center on February 18 on Saturday.

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

The statement read, “He has the full backing of his family and medical team. The Carter family appreciates the worries of his devoted following and now asks for privacy.”

From 1977 to 1981, President Carter led the nation as its leader. In 1982, he established the Carter Center, which has supported numerous humanitarian activities.

Because of his co-founding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which supports international efforts at disease eradication, election oversight, and peace negotiations, President Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.

He traveled to North Korea in 1994 as part of a peace mission for then-President Bill Clinton. He proclaimed his membership in The Elders in 2007, a group of independent world leaders working together on peace and human rights problems, including Nelson Mandela and Kofi Annan.

President George H.W. Bush became the president with the greatest life span when he passed away in 2019 at 94.

President Carter received a metastatic cancer diagnosis in 2015 but did not say how the disease started.

He disclosed later that year that melanoma had been found in his brain and liver and that he had started receiving treatment with radiation therapy and an immunotherapy drug. He said that his cancer testing had come back negative in December 2015.

The lawmaker suffered multiple falls in 2019 and underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain from the bleeding from the falls.

He has written 30 books in the forty years since leaving government, with the most recent one being released just five years ago.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Jimmy continued to instruct Sunday school in Plains, Georgia and would spend a week each year volunteering with Habitat for Humanity with his wife Rosalynn, whom he had married in 1946.

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