Jimmy Carter39th president of the United States, has decided not to undergo a pending medical intervention and has decided to return home to spend what everything points to being the last days of his 98 years.
“After a series of short hospital stays, former US President Jimmy Carter decided today to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive palliative 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 appreciates the concern shown by their many supporters.”
Jimmy Carter held the White House from 1977 to 1981, as Gerald Ford’s successor and Ronald Reagan’s predecessor. Governor of Georgia until then, his tenure was fundamentally marked by the international turn that his policy gave, with special attention to the Camp David peace accords between Egypt and Israelwhen he managed to get the presidents anwar sadat and Menachem Begin sign a difficult and long-awaited peace.
On the downside, during his presidency there was the Iran hostage crisis, when 52 Americans were held in the Tehran embassy.
At the end of his term, he returned to his native Georgia to pursue the industry where he had made his fortune, peanuts, before founding the Carter Center, a philanthropic foundation dedicated to promoting human rights.