Despite health scares over the past couple of years, the oldest living President of US will turn 95 on October 1. You can now wish him thanks to the Carter Foundation.
People have nothing but good things to say about former US President Jimmy Carter. In his rather eventful lifetime, he has survived many health scares such as his life-threatening battle with brain and liver cancer which lasted for almost four years! Recently, the 94-year-old veteran underwent a hip surgery followed by intense therapy sessions. However, these grave health threats never stopped him from doing what he loves to do, and that is helping people. You can now wish the President on his birthday as he turns 95 today.
How is this possible you ask? Well, the credit goes to The Carter Center - a not-for-profit organization that was founded by Carter himself alongside former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in 1982. The website is urging people to send in their birthday messages to the iconic former president. "Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is turning 95 on Oct. 1. Please help us celebrate this special occasion by sharing a personal message or birthday wish," wrote the Center according to Fox 26.
The procedure to send in your message is also quite simple. All you have to do is fill up an e-form-like page providing basic details such as your name and email id along with the message you want to convey to the oldest living President of the United States. Carter is one of the very few former Presidents of the US who got to live past the age of 90, and the list includes George HW Bush, Herbert Hoover, John Adams, Ronald Reagan, and Gerald Ford.
Even at this age, it seems like there's no stopping for Carter who recently became a tenured faculty member of Emory University, Atlanta, after teaching there for 37 years reports CNN. "With this honor, he becomes the first tenured faculty member at Emory to hold a Nobel Prize and the first tenured faculty member to have been a US president," said the University in a statement. They also uploaded several videos of Carter speaking to President Claire Sterk of Emory University.
"The principle undergirding tenure - which essentially means a continuous post as a professor - is to preserve academic freedom for those who teach and pursue research in higher education," continued the statement. Apart from this, the 39th President was also awarded the Nobel prize in 2002 for arbitrating peace between Israel and Egypt in 1978. In his speech, he expressed his desire to end wars among nations. "War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn to live together in peace by killing each other's children," he said according to The Guardian.
Carter is also known for his humanitarian works which he continues to this day. Alongside wife Rosalynn, the former President has been building and renovating houses for almost 35 years for Habitat for Humanity. Just last summer, the couple joined forces to build houses for low-income people in Indiana.
So, here's wishing this amazing man a long and healthy life ahead! Click here to send in your wishes.