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Jimmy Carter’s Grandson Provides Update On Former President’s Health

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Jimmy Carter’s Grandson Provides Update On Former President’s Health

More than a year after the former president entered hospice care, Jimmy Carter’s grandson gave an update on his condition.

Speaking on Tuesday at the 28th Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum, Jason Carter provided the update.

Jason stated, “(My grandfather) is doing OK. He has been in hospice, as you know, for almost a year and a half now, and he really is, I think, coming to the end that, that — as I’ve said before, there’s a part of this faith journey that is so important to him. And there’s a part of that faith journey that you only can live at the very end, and I think he has been there in that space.”

After George H.W. Bush passed away in 2018 at the age of 94, the former president took the record for the oldest sitting president.

He has overcome multiple health scares, including brain surgery after a fall in 2019, liver cancer, and metastatic brain cancer.

Following several hospital stays, Jimmy Carter, now 99 years old, decided to accept hospice care at his longtime Plains, Georgia home in February 2023. After his 96-year-old wife Rosalynn Carter passed away in November 2023, he made an unusual public appearance.

Jason said to the forum attendees, “My grandmother’s passing was a difficult moment for all of us, including my grandfather.”

“The outpouring of love and support that we as a family received from the people in this room and from the rest of the world was so remarkable and meaningful for us and really turned this process into a celebration.”

In the mental health forum, Jason related a conversation he had a few weeks prior with his grandfather when they were watching an Atlanta Braves game.

“‘People ask me how you’re doing and I say, I don’t know’ and he said, ‘Well, I don’t know myself.’”

Even though Jimmy Carter has had a long life, hearing this news makes me very sad.

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