president jimmy carter
In December, the former president announced that he was cancer-free.
It doesn't mean the former president is cured.
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Since Democrats raced to distance themselves from Carter with almost as much vigor as Republican embraced him, the Carter failure meme has gone unchallenged for 35 years. With Carter's announcement that he is fighting advanced cancer, maybe it is time to set the record straight.
Photos show the former president's most important moments.
President Jimmy Carter is best known as a former president of the United States. What many may not know is that in addition to his achievement as a Nobel Peace Prize winner, he has also forged immense efforts to fight diseases worldwide.
"I'll be prepared for anything that comes."
During President Carter's last visit to Damascus, I was cordially invited to join him for dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel, along with three Syrian friends. "Welcome back to Damascus, Mr. President" I said, having first met President Carter at this very same hotel in December 2008.
While I join people around the world in wishing President Carter a full recovery and pray for his health, I am also inspired by his faith, and his reminder to recognize that every day in this life is an opportunity to love God and love our neighbor, and to plant a seed that grows a beautiful tree in this life and in the life to come.