Taking it day by day. jimmy cartergrandson of jason carter Shared an update on how the former President’s health is three months after he entered Dharamshala.
“They’re catching up with family right now, but they’re doing it in the best possible way: The two of them are at home together,” Jason, 47, said of his grandparents: Jimmy, 98, and rosalyn carter in an interview with associated Press on Tuesday, May 23.
Jason also said that his grandparents – who have been married for more than 75 years – “know they are not in charge” but that their “faith” keeps them grounded. The politician’s grandson also shared how touched he was by the amount of support Jimmy has received since announcing his decision to enter hospice.
“It’s been one of the blessings of the last few months,” said Jason, who’s son jack carter And Juliet “Judy” Langford, said of all the well wishes the 39th President of the United States has received since making the decision to seek home hospice care in February. “He’s definitely seeing the excitement and it’s definitely gratifying for him.”
On a lighter note, Jason also revealed that his grandfather was enjoying his favorite ice cream, Peanut Butter. (Before becoming president in 1977, Jimmy was famously a peanut farmer.)
In February, Jimmy announced through his foundation, The Carter Center, that he was transitioning to end-of-life care after a series of short hospital visits.
“After a short hospital stay, former US President Jimmy Carter today decided to spend the remainder of his time at home with his family and receive hospice care,” the Carter Center announced in a statement at the time. “He has the full support of his family and his medical team. The Carter family asks for privacy during this time and is grateful for the concern shown by their many fans.
Andrew YoungWho served as the political figure’s ambassador to the United Nations, said AP on Tuesday that he visited his former boss “a few weeks ago” and was “very happy” that the pair were laughing and joking “about old times”.
Jimmy lives in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, in the same house he and 95-year-old Rosalynn have lived in since 1961. The couple has sons Jack, Piece, jeff and daughter Amy, Among their four children, Jimmy and Rosalyn have 22 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Joe Biden Carter was the first president to visit the home in April 2021. The current president, 80, spent time with the Georgia native to pay his respects to his predecessor after he was unable to attend Jimmy’s inauguration.
In addition to his impressive political career, the Navy veteran has volunteered his time with various charitable organizations, most notably Habitat for Humanity. According to the nonprofit, Jimmy and Roslyn have helped build, renovate and repair 4,390 homes in 14 countries.