By Editorial Staff
Former President Jimmy Carter continues to defy age and leave a lasting mark on history. Last year, he celebrated his 98th birthday made him the oldest living US president in history
He beat brain cancer in 2015 but faced a series of health scares in 2019 and underwent surgery to remove pressure on his brain.
His health woes forced him to give up his decades long tradition of teaching Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown of Plains, Georgia.
Carter, a Democrat, served one term as governor of Georgia and president of the United States from 1977 to 1981.
Carter himself has been a longtime volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. He founded The Carter Center along with his wife, Rosalynn, in hopes of advancing world peace and health.
Carter revered for his championing of human rights and his brokering of the Camp David Accords in 1978. Also received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his efforts to push for peace.
Carter's legacy includes his efforts to advance human rights, push for peace, and promote democracy around the world.