After a "rough day" the ex-president's pastor said, "We just need the whole country to be in prayer for him."
He's the oldest living former president of the United States and it's been almost four decades since he's left office. But nothing has slowed down 95-year-old Jimmy Carter from doing his bit for society, not even the three falls he had this year. After a fairly busy year, the former president is currently in the hospital after being admitted for a brain surgery.
On Monday, November 11, 2019, Carter was hospitalized and being prepared for a surgery on Tuesday morning, November 12, which would ease the pressure on his brain, due to the bleeding caused by his recent fall.
Carter has endured three falls in this year alone, as reported by ABC News. Just a few months prior to this, he underwent surgery in May 2019, after he broke his hip from a fall. Months after that, he fell once again and found himself at the hospital on October 6 to get stitches above his brow. And a couple of weeks later, he had another fall at home that caused a fractured pelvis, and was hospitalized on October 21, 2019.
Now, admitted at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Carter is "resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him."
On the day that he was admitted, Carter's pastor, Rev. Tony Lowden, said that it was "a rough day", as reported by The Guardian. Rev. Lowden also said, "We just need the whole country to be in prayer for him."
Statement about Jimmy Carter’s health pic.twitter.com/AUsaDTdRRB— The Carter Center (@CarterCenter) November 12, 2019
Barely a week prior to this incident, Carter had addressed a Sunday school gathering at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia. The former president spoke about how his battle with cancer in 2015 changed his attitude, adding that he's now "at ease with death".
"I, obviously, prayed about it. I didn't ask God to let me live, but I just asked God to give me a proper attitude toward death. And I found that I was absolutely and completely at ease with death. It didn't really matter to me whether I died or lived," Carter said, as quoted by CBS News.
"I have, since that time, been absolutely confident that my Christian faith includes complete confidence in life after death. So, I'm going to live again after I die — Don't know what form I'll take, or anything."
The 39th president of the United States mentioned that his only worry about passing away was the thought of his family, but his Christian faith reassured him that he would see them again someday.
Well-wishers hope that the former president would have a successful surgery and recover soon.
Sending positive vibes and prayers your way President Carter 🙏🏽❤️— Maria Fernanda (@mafelancherama) November 12, 2019
Sending Jimmy Carter and his family love and support. People are so grateful for his moral clarity and strength of convictions over the years.— hope is healthy 🌹🌻 (@innatevalue) November 12, 2019
We will be keeping the President in our thoughts and wish him a speedy recovery.— Doctor Kim (@DocKimResists) November 12, 2019
May the Lord keep you in the palm of his hands. My you recover soon.— 💙They're,Their,There 💙 (@DiamondDixie) November 12, 2019