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Former POTUS Jimmy Carter, 95, Hospitalized For Brain Surgery Following Recent Fall

Former POTUS Jimmy Carter, 95, Hospitalized For Brain Surgery Following Recent Fall

On Monday evening, Carter was admitted for a procedure to help relieve the pressure on his brain, caused due to his fall last month.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been hospitalized yet again for a bleed in his brain caused by his fall last month. On Monday evening, Carter was admitted for a procedure that would help relieve the pressure on his brain, announced his spokeswoman according to The Guardian. The procedure is due Tuesday morning at Emory University said Deanna Congileo in a statement. Sharing the details of the 95-year-old's health, the Carter Center released a statement on Twitter



 

The oldest living American President "was admitted to Emory University Hospital this evening for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls. The procedure is scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday) morning," read the statement posted by Carter's humanitarian non-profit. Furthermore, it noted, "President Carter is resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him." The news about Carter's hospitalization comes shortly after he fell and fractured his pelvis at his Plains Georgia home in October according to PEOPLE. Back then he was admitted to the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for "observation and treatment."



 

Following his release on October 24, the Carter Center released a statement saying, "Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been released from Phoebe Sumter Medical Center. He is looking forward to continuing to recuperate at his home in Plains, Georgia, and thanks everyone for their kind well wishes." His injuries were described as "minor" by a spokesperson for the center, who also added, "He is in good spirits and is looking forward to recovering at home." Earlier in October, the humanitarian suffered a black eye and received 14 stitches following another fall.



 

Despite sustaining such injuries and battling cancer at his age, he didn't hesitate to resume his voluntary role at Habitat for Humanity. Alongside his wife, 92-year-old Rosalynn, the 95-year-old made his way to Nashville, Tennessee to lead an annual build for Habitat and construct more than 4000 homes. "I fell down and hit my forehead on a sharp edge and had to go to the hospital. And they took 14 stitches in my forehead and my eye is black, as you’ve noticed. But I had a number one priority and that was to come to Nashville and build houses," said Carter addressing the crowd in Nashville, according to CNN. 



 

Carter's epic battle with cancer is no secret. While teaching at Maranatha Baptist Church which is situated in his hometown, he reflected on his treatment. Everyone in his family, including his siblings, and his parents had passed away after succumbing to the grave disease. Once he learned he had it too, he didn't expect to survive it. "I assumed, naturally, that I was going to die very quickly. I obviously prayed about it. I didn't ask God to let me live, but I asked God to give me a proper attitude toward death. And I found that I was absolutely and completely at ease with death," said Carter during the church service in Plains, Georgia according to CNN



 

"It didn't really matter to me whether I died or lived. Except I was going to miss my family, and miss the work at the Carter Center and miss teaching your Sunday school service sometimes and so forth. All those delightful things," added a content, Carter. 



 

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