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Superhero Jimmy Carter returns to build homes hours after fall, black eye, stitches, and all

The philanthropist just cannot stop giving. He was back to building homes for the needy despite suffering a traumatic fall in his Georgia home the day before.

Superhero Jimmy Carter returns to build homes hours after fall, black eye, stitches, and all

Is there anything that will stop Jimmy Carter from changing lives? Apparently not. Mere hours after suffering a fall which resulted in a black eye and 14 stitches, the former President was back to building homes with Habitat for Humanity, The Hill reports. The fall took place in his home in Plains, Georgia. Footage released on Monday, October 7, by NBC News displayed the oldest living President returning to the volunteer work he pledged to complete with the non-profit organization. Of course, the video quickly went viral across the internet. The video also featured Carter with a white bandage on his head as well as a bruise around his left eye.



 

 

Despite his severe injuries, Carter's spokesman said he "feels fine." Most notably, he even attended a rally held in Tennessee for Habitat for Humanity volunteers before getting to work on the project, drilling blocks of wood with a power tool. At the rally, he was welcomed by a wild uproar of cheers prior to delivering a compassionate speech. He began with a short yet powerful speech, then asked, "With our freedom, every one of us can make a basic decision. 'What kind of person do I, myself, choose to be?'" The former President asserted, "Every person can be a complete success in the eyes of God."



 

 

Carter continued, "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!" To some, it may seem as if Carter has a skewed set of priorities, but he is a true philanthropist at heart. He has been collaborating with Habitat for Humanity for years now. He was first associated with the non-profit organization in 1984. The current project he is working on will run from Monday to Friday and will see volunteers build 21 new homes in the city’s Park Preserve neighborhood.



 

 

This is, amazingly, not the first time that superhero Carter has come back to work for the people after a disastrous injury. Just months after recovering from a strenuous hip replacement surgery after suffering another fall in spring last year, the former President returned to help build houses on another Habitat for Humanity project. In addition to this, he even went back to teaching Sunday school as soon as he could. Carter may be the oldest living former President, but he's definitely the youngest in mind, spirit, and heart.



 

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