Former US President Jimmy Carter has been placed in hospice care at his home in Plains, Georgia. The 98-year-old has been in declining health in recent years, having been diagnosed with cancer in 2015 that has since spread to his brain. Despite his health struggles, Carter has remained active in public life, writing books, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, and advocating for human rights and democracy around the world.
Carter served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981 and was known for his commitment to social justice and humanitarian causes. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his efforts to promote international cooperation, democracy, and human rights. Despite his accomplishments, Carter has faced criticism from some quarters for his handling of the Iran Hostage Crisis and his perceived weakness in dealing with the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
The news of Carter’s hospice care has prompted an outpouring of support and well-wishes from politicians and members of the public alike. President Joe Biden released a statement praising Carter’s “unwavering dedication to the common good,” while former President Barack Obama tweeted that Carter had “always lived his life with integrity and purpose.” Carter’s family has requested privacy during this time, but many have expressed their gratitude for his contributions to American politics and society.