Though circumstances may not be in favor, some people work tirelessly for the welfare of the people around them. Their fearless attitude and persistence is an inspiration to many. Former American president, Jimmy Carter is surely one among them. Nothing has managed to put off the flame in him, even his health.
According to CNN, Carter has been admitted to the hospital after he fell in his house in Georgia on 21 October 2019. Admitted to the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center as a result of a pelvic fracture, Carter is said to be in observation and treatment. A spokesman for the Carter Center tweeted about the news and said, “He is in good spirits and is looking forward to recovering at home.” They also confirmed that the fracture was a minor one.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter had a fall yesterday evening at his home in Plains, Ga. He has been admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for observation and treatment of a minor pelvic fracture. He is in good spirits and is looking forward to recovering at home.
As the news of his fall spread, several people took to Twitter to wish Carter a speedy recovery. “So sorry hearing about President Carter’s fall at home. Praying for his early recovery and wellness. We’re with him in spirit and wish him all the best as he recovers at home. We love and cherish you, Mr. Carter,” wrote one user. While another wrote, “Please rest and have a speedy recovery, president Carter.”
While his well-wishers hope he takes enough rest and slows down for a while, 95-year-old Carter has a history of defying it. Despite the health factors, Carter is seen to bounce back every time after he has endured an accident or illness.
According to People, this is Carter’s third fall this year. He first fell in May and had undergone surgery for a broken hip. Early this October, Carter fell once again and was left with 14 stitches on his head and a black eye. However, hours later he was out for a volunteering program in Nashville.
Addressing a large crowd, he said, “I got up this morning … I was getting ready for church, right after that we had a family reunion and we were coming to Nashville. 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 No. 1 priority and that was to come to Nashville and build houses.” Despite his injuries, Carter was seen enthusiastically involved in the construction.
Carter’s sense of commitment to the public has stood the test many times. The 95-year-old has gone through brain and liver cancer in the past. But none of these health problems slowed him down. Carter, who is the longest-living president in the country has overcome everything and has remained active in contributing to society. “I’ll stop when I have to. But I won’t stop until I have to,” said Carter to CNN. These words reflect his determination.