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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

94-Year-Old Jimmy Carter Is Back To Building Homes For The Poor Just Months After Hip Surgery

Jimmy Carter had a hip surgery last spring, but he is ready to build another house. The former President is 94 which makes him the longest living President of the US. He’s been helping build houses for more than three decades.

Carter joined forces with Habitat for Humanity, but his surgery forced him to take a break. Well, he won’t give up, and we will see him build some more houses after recovering from his procedure.

 

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The former President and his wife, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, plan to build 21 new homes in Nashville, Tennessee, as confirmed by a spokeswoman for the Carter Center.

Bryan Thomas, a spokesman for Habitat for Humanity International, said the President Carter shouldn’t be counted out, because he always comes back.

The former President jumped back on his feet three months after breaking his hip in May. He has been a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity for 35 years. They build houses in the Park Preserve neighborhood of Nashville. Future Habitat homeowners and other volunteers have a role in the process, too.

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter have landed a hand in the construction of more than 4,300 homes in 14 countries since 1984. Prior to his injury, Carter took part in the 2018 Carter Work Project in Mishawaka, Indiana.

The fracture sent him home, and doctors advised him to rest all the time. The former President had to put on hold his teaching classes at Sunday school. Believe it or not, he came back less than a month after his procedure. People at Maranatha Baptist Church were more than happy to have him back.

VIOLET, LA -- MAY 21: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter works on the 1,000th home to be built by Habitat for Humanity on the Gulf Coast May 21, 2007 in Violet, Louisiana. Carter made waves May 19 when he said that the Bush administration “has been the worst in history”, in an interview published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

In 2015, Carter was diagnosed with cancer. Doctors noticed four spots of cancer on his brain. He wasn’t given much time to live, but Carter didn’t give up.

 

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On World Humanitarian Day, we’d like join @habitatforhumanity in recognizing our own Habitat Humanitarians: former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, and world-renowned construction and real estate experts Drew and Jonathan Scott. . . Thank you to them and all of our volunteers who raise awareness of the need for safe, affordable shelter as spokesmen, advocates and champions. . . 📸: @habitatforhumanity . . #habitatforhumanity #blessings #giveback #volunteering #charity #activism #buildinghomes #affordablehousing #homeownership #volunteerspirit #volunteerwork #nonprofit #dogood #wheretoorlando #thisisorlando #osceolacounty #orlando #kissimmee #donate #advocate #homeisthekey #costofhome #habitatforhumanity #worldhumanitarianday #jimmycarter #rosalynncarter #garthbrooks #trishayearwood #drewscott #jonathanscott

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The Democrat was the 39th President from 1977 to 1981. He was a Georgia state senator and governor. Carter is a Nobel peace prize winner thanks to his work with the Carter Center and his criticism of wars. After his retirement, Carter spends his time doing charity work.

WASHINGTON -- OCTOBER 04: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter participates in building a home during the kick-off of an all-week construction project to mark the World Habitat Day and the annual Habitat for Humanity Carter Work Project October 4, 2010 in the Ivy City neighborhood of Washington, DC. Carter was recently released from an Ohio hospital after being treated for a viral infection. Under the project a total of 86 homes will be built, rehabilitated or repaired in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland; Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota; and Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The Carter Center was established in partnership with Emory University. Carter taught at the university for three decades, and is a tenured faculty member of Emory.

According to the former President, the US is falling behind China because of all the wars. He explained that Chinese haven’t wasted a penny on war which puts them ahead of our country. America has lost $3 trillion. Instead of investing the money in railroads, bridges, roads and education, we invested $3 trillion in wars.

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edition.cnn.com
buzzflash.com

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