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Former president Jimmy Carter receives stitches after fall

Former president Jimmy Carter receives stitches after fall”

The 39th president fell earlier in the day at his home in Plains, Georgia, and required the stitches above his brow.

Former President Jimmy Carter had a black eye and 14 stitches after falling Sunday at his Georgia home, but made it to an evening concert in Tennessee to rally volunteers ahead of his 36th home building project for Habitat for Humanity.

According to Habitat for Humanity, Carter has been involved in projects that have built, rebuilt or remodeled 4,331 homes.

He walked slowly across the uneven, muddy ground to the stage helped by a cane and several people who were nearby to steady him. The fall won't stop him from attending a planned event in Tennessee related to his work with Habitat for Humanity.

'I got up this morning at home in Plains, getting ready to go to church, 'cause right after that we had a family reunion, and then we were coming to Nashville.

"I fell down and hit my forehead on a sharp edge and I had to go to the hospital", Carter explained. And they took 14 stitches in my forehead and my eye is black, as you've noticed. In 2015, he was diagnosed with metastatic cancer. Yet, months later, Carter announced he had overcome the illness thanks to a combination of surgery, radiation, and a new immunotherapy drug.

He turned 95 on Tuesday.

Carter survived a dire cancer diagnosis in 2015 and surpassed George H.W. Bush as the longest-lived US president in history this spring.

Born in Plains, Georgia, on October 1, 1924, President Carter holds an illustrious legacy as a champion of human rights, earning him a Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his dedication to worldwide democracy building, conflict resolution, and development programs. He would serve just one term, however, losing to Ronald Reagan in the 1980 race.

The former president left politics after losing his reelection bid and threw himself into charity work. He also faced a tough fight from the left in the form of Ted Kennedy.



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