October 6, 2019
In 2016, Jimmy Carter was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma. He underwent immunotherapy treatments, and was declared cancer-free several months later. While he was being treated, at the age of 92, he continued to spend his time helping to build homes for the less fortunate through Habitat for Humanity.
One of the few Presidents to have been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, Carter recently helped to create a health clinic in his hometown of Plains, George, which had been without a physician for several months; he leased out a portion of his own property in order to launch a solar farm which generates enough energy to power half of Plains; and his charity has been a major contributor in making guinea worm the second disease ever to be eradicated (after smallpox).
Last week, on October 1st, Carter — now the longest-lived President in the country’s history — celebrated his 95th birthday. This week, to celebrate, he will be attending a Habitat for Humanity construction event in Nashville.