- James Reid
U.S. President Jimmy Carter admitted to hospice care
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been admitted to hospice care after several trips to Walter Reed hospital.
The Carter Center (an account dedicated to the Carter family on Twitter) put out a statement:
"After a series of short hospital stays, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter today decided to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of additional medical intervention. He has the full support of his family and his medical team. The Carter family asks for privacy during this time and is grateful for the concern shown by his many admirers."
Jimmy Carter was born on October 1st, 1924 in Plains, Georgia, United States. He started his political career in 1963 when he became an activist within the Democratic Party, it lasted until 1967 before becoming a Georgian State Senate; In 1970 he was elected governor of Georgia.
His first election was on November 2nd, 1976. His competitor was Republican President Gerald Ford. Carter won with 297 electoral college votes, while Ford had 240. Carter became the 39th President of the U.S.
in 2002, Carter won a Nobel Peace Prize for undertaking peace negotiations, campaigning for human rights, and working for social welfare.
He has since retired from politics and has been working for Habitat for Humanity in the U.S. until recent events.