The Carter Center announced on February 18th that Jimmy Carter, the former President of the United States, had joined a hospice facility after multiple hospital trips.
The 98-year-old had decided to forego further medical care and spend his final days with his family. His family is requesting privacy now and appreciates the outpouring of support from his fans and admirers.
The Carter Center stated that he had the full support of his family and medical team in making this tough decision. As a result, Mr. Carter has opted to spend his remaining time in comfort, surrounded by those he loves, and has chosen hospice care over different therapies.
From 1977 to 1981, President Jimmy Carter was the 39th President of the United States. During his presidency, he advocated for various progressive ideals, including energy conservation and human rights.
Mr. Carter launched the Carter Center after leaving office in 1982, which has undertaken several humanitarian endeavors worldwide.
In 2002, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for co-founding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an institution dedicated to disease prevention and eradication, election monitoring, and peace negotiations.
President Carter traveled to North Korea on behalf of former President Bill Clinton in 1994 to participate in diplomatic talks to de-escalate tensions between the two countries.
Subsequently, he became a member of The Elders, a group of influential world leaders that includes Nelson Mandela and Kofi Annan, and works to promote peace and human rights.
Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981, suffered a severe health fight in 2015 when he was diagnosed with melanoma that had spread to his brain and liver.
Despite the bleak prognosis, he bravely undertook radiation therapy and beneficial immunotherapy treatments as his cancer tests returned negative.