The former President has experienced yet another fall and is currently under hospitalization for observation.
Just two weeks ago, former President Jimmy Carter had a major fall in his home in Plains, Georgia. He had to get 14 stitches and had a visible black eye. Despite this, he was back to building homes with non-profit organization Habitat for Humanity in 48 hours. Unfortunately, the oldest living former President has experienced yet another fall in his Georgia home. According to a report by ABC News, this time, he has suffered a minor pelvic fracture. Could this be a sign that it's time for Carter to take a back seat when it comes to his philanthropic activities?
Following the severe second fall on Monday, October 21, morning, Carter was transported to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia. He has been admitted and is currently hospitalized and under observation for "observation and treatment of a minor pelvic fracture" The Carter Center confirmed in a post uploaded to social media platform Twitter on Tuesday, October 22, morning. The establishment affirmed, "Former United States President Jimmy Carter had a fall yesterday evening at his home in Plains, Georgia. 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."
While this is his second fall in two weeks, it is his third fall in the past few months. Prior to his last fall when he had to receive stitches, he underwent another surgery after falling and breaking his hip right before he was set out to go turkey hunting. Hopefully, as The Carter Center explained, the former President will recover quickly and take it easy in the upcoming weeks. Though he was back to working with Habitat for Humanity the last time, perhaps doctors will suggest some rest and relaxation following his most recent accident.
Carter has been collaborating with Habitat for Humanity for years now. He was first associated with the non-profit organization in 1984. The last project he was working on ran for a period of seven days and saw volunteers build 21 new homes in the Nashville's Park Preserve neighborhood. He stated in a speech at the time, "I wanna explain my black eye. 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 I had to go to the hospital. And they took 14 stitches in my forehead and my eye’s black if you noticed. But I had a number one priority and that was to come to Nashville to build houses!"
At 95 years old, Carter is the oldest living former President and he and his wife, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, are the longest-married former Presidential couple. They have been married for a whopping 73 years - and are still going strong. The couple continues their acts of philanthropy through nonprofit and non-governmental organization The Carter Center, which the former head of state founded in 1982 with the intention of "waging peace, fighting disease, and building hope," as their official slogan states.