Carter receiving hospice care, at home with family

1 month ago Naija News

Former US President Jimmy Carter will no longer be pursuing further medical treatment and will instead receive hospice care at his home with his family, according to the Carter Center.

Mr Carter, who is 98 years old, is the most senior surviving former head of state in the nation.

A Democrat held office from 1977 to 1981 for a single term.

He was unsuccessful in his attempt to win another term in office, losing to Ronald Reagan in the election.

He has been dealing with recent medical problems, including a spread of melanoma to his liver and brain.

He enjoys the backing of his relatives and his healthcare professionals.

The Carter family desires to be left alone during this period, and recognize the respect and sympathy that numerous supporters have displayed, said the Carter Center in a declaration on Saturday.

Jason Carter, the grandson of Mr. Carter, who had formerly served as a Georgia state senator, posted on his Twitter account that he had visited his grandparents the prior day.

They are in a state of harmony and – like always – their residence is full of affection.

He expressed his gratitude for the kind words that had been communicated.

This year, Mr Carter and Roslyn marked their 75th anniversary as a married couple.

They are the parents of four children.

Mr Carter was born in Georgia in 1924. He began his career in politics in the 1960s, being selected as a state senator, and was then elected as the state’s governor in 1971.

After a five-year stint, he was able to oust the incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford and was sworn in as the 39th US President.

Difficulties quickly began to arise for President Carter.

He found it difficult to convince Americans to embrace the austerity measures that went hand in hand with the high inflation and unemployment rates caused by the oil crisis at home.

The highlight of the Carter era was the inking of the Camp David Agreement of 1978, which resulted in Egypt officially recognizing Israel as a nation.

He also inked an agreement making Panama the recipient of the Panama Canal back.

In 1979, the final monarch of Iran was deposed and 66 US citizens were seized in the Iranian capital due to the ensuing disturbance.

In reaction to the situation, Mr Carter severed ties with Iran and established a commercial embargo.

The public was dissatisfied with the level of firmness he was exhibiting as the American hostages remained imprisoned for 444 days, resulting in a dip in his favorability.

His approval scores dropped even lower after an unsuccessful effort to save the captives, leading to the death of eight US service members.

Iran held back the release of the hostages until after Ronald Reagan had taken the presidential oath.

Since his exit from the White House, Mr Carter has kept himself busy with his humanitarian endeavors via the Carter Center.

He headed up a team that attempted to sway armed forces brass in Haiti to relinquish control in 1994 and he arranged a ceasefire in Bosnia that provided a pathway for a future peace treaty in the country.

He achieved global renown for advocating for human rights and was bestowed the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.

Nelson Mandela co-established The Elders, an association of international figures who pledged to strive for peace and human rights.

He consistently traveled around, even past his 90th birthday, and every year he contributed to Habitat for Humanity, aiding in constructing homes.

The ex-commander in chief has struggled with many health setbacks in recent times.

Mr Carter underwent surgery in August 2015 to have a malignant tumor taken out of his liver.

He declared the next year that he would not be needing any more medical attention due to an experimental medication that eliminated all cancer indications.

He has often appeared serene when tackling his medical problems.

He voiced his assurance in 2015 that he was totally okay with whatever happened.

I’ve lived a thrilling, risky, and rewarding life.

In October, Mr and Mrs Carter returned to their hometown of Plains, Georgia, to commemorate the former president’s most recent birthday. The town was founded between WWI and the Great Depression.


Continue reading...

Read On "Naija News"
More News On "Naija News"
25 days ago - Wayne Shorter, jazz legend and N.J. native, dead at 89 25 days ago - What to make of Grant Williams’ surprising DNP in Celtics-Cavs matchup 25 days ago - Grading the Canucks’ Trade for Filip Hronek 28 days ago - McGhee's dramatic buzzer beater lifts Dragons into NSIC championship game 28 days ago - Buster Posey has heartfelt Scott Cousins message 12 years after collision 28 days ago - Ravi Shastri Settles Shubman Gill vs KL Rahul Debate With A Blunt Verdict 28 days ago - AMA vs KOT Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury Update- Navi Mumbai Premier League T20, Match 2 28 days ago - Murdoch admits some Fox News hosts 'endorsed' false election fraud claims 28 days ago - LaMelo Ball breaks ankle, latest setback in rough season 28 days ago - Ball fractures ankle in Hornets’ 117-106 win over Pistons 28 days ago - Avalanche examining trade market — The Fourth Period 28 days ago - Knicks deliver statement with stifling win over NBA-best Celtics 28 days ago - Who are Jimmy and Dee Haslam, reported new Milwaukee Bucks co-owners? 28 days ago - Celtics vs. Knicks takeaways: C's go ice-cold from 3 in frustrating loss 28 days ago - UNC Basketball: Photos from win at Florida State 28 days ago - Butler's acrobatic layup, 23 points lead Heat past 76ers :: 28 days ago - NBA roundup: LaMelo Ball breaks ankle in Charlotte’s win over Detroit 28 days ago - Murdoch says some Fox hosts ‘endorsed’ false election claims 28 days ago - Drunk flyers getting unruly led to tighter rules: AI CEO 28 days ago - UNC Men’s Basketball Holds Off Florida State Rally, Wins Final Road Game 28 days ago - UCLA Set to Host LMU, Michigan in Midweek Battles 28 days ago - Minus Timo Meier, Sharks host new-look Canadiens 28 days ago - Elon Musk Reclaims Top Spot on Billionaires List 28 days ago - No. 9 UConn still standing ... barely ... as sole regular-season champion of Big East 28 days ago - Breaking new ground, video game engages with Holocaust 28 days ago - John Oliver Goes After SF-Based OpenAI and Its ChatGPT Product: ‘The George Santos of Technology’ 28 days ago - HAGENS BERMAN, NATIONAL TRIAL ATTORNEYS, Encourages Catalent (CTLT) Investors with Substantial Losses to Contact Firm's Attorneys, Securities Fraud Class Action Filed - Catalent (NYSE:CTLT) 28 days ago - Florida State fights hard on Senior Night, but this time the comeback bid falls short 28 days ago - How do you talk to a whole country about COVID-19? Use a GIF. 28 days ago - 1 killed as tornadoes rip through Oklahoma, California braces for more snow 28 days ago - Austin Police Department staffing crisis: 77 officers could retire by end of March as vacancies pile up 28 days ago - Alec Baldwin sued by three Rust crew members who suffer from anxiety PTSD and have blast injuries 28 days ago - Assessment Covid-19 leaked from Chinese lab is a minority view within US intel community, sources say 28 days ago - Quinta Brunson, Kevin Jay Anik’s Relationship Timeline 28 days ago - Sydney World Pride: Here’s what you need to know ahead of Harbour Bridge closure on March 5. 28 days ago - Reddit Has a Must Read Thread About The Worst Things People Have Seen at Disney World 28 days ago - Courteney Cox snubbed by ‘Friends’ at Walk of Fame star ceremony? 28 days ago - No. 1 CSI draws Snow College in Region 18 opener: 'It'll be a hard game' 28 days ago - Rochester organization working to prevent adverse childhood experiences 28 days ago - ‘Friends’ star Courteney Cox didn’t think Hollywood success was ‘possibility’ growing up in Alabama 28 days ago - Winds shred Southern Plains; California set to get more snow 28 days ago - Robbins: Zelenskyy & Navalny heroes for standing up to Putin 28 days ago - An Arizona driver was charged after plowing into cyclists, killing 2 and injuring 17 28 days ago - DeSantis clemency only option for ex-death row inmate after Supreme Court denial 28 days ago - Rupert Murdoch admits some Fox News hosts 'endorsed' false election fraud claims 28 days ago - Nolan Gould: What Happened To The Modern Family Star? 28 days ago - Chip 4 Alliance: Senior officials finally meet to discuss semiconductor supply chain 28 days ago - Zero-calorie sweetener linked to heart attack and stroke, study finds 28 days ago - ‘American Idol’ Alum Adam Lambert Made a Lana Del Rey Song Sound Like Led Zeppelin on His New Album 28 days ago - Student Association meets with Micron to potentially develop a partnership 28 days ago - Hornets vs Pistons: How to Watch Live Stream, TV Channel, NBA Start Time 28 days ago - ‘Hoping for a miracle’: Fundraiser for family of Angus man seriously injured at Collingwood-area work site raises more than $31K 28 days ago - Disney World’s Self-Governing District Now Under State Control 28 days ago - JD Vance, Sherrod Brown demand EPA, CDC start health screenings in East Palestine after train derailment 28 days ago - UConn women's basketball guard Nika Mühl surpasses Sue Bird's single-season assist record 28 days ago - Messi, Putellas headline FIFA Best award winners as Kerr makes World XI 28 days ago - Florida Governor Strips Disney of Special District Control 28 days ago - DeSantis signs bill that gives him more control of Disney’s special district 28 days ago - Chicago Bulls vs. Toronto Raptors – 2/28/23 Free Pick & NBA Betting Prediction 28 days ago - Maple Leafs answer Lightning by making trade with Blackhawks
free geoip