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Former President Jimmy Carter Shows up for Habitat for Humanity Event after Serious Fall That Needed 14 Stitches

Gracious Egedegbe
Oct 10, 2019
01:00 A.M.
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Jimmy Carter returned to his charity building project despite nursing a head injury he sustained at his Georgia home. He got 14 stitches.

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Jimmy Carter didn’t get dubbed the most “active ex-president” for nothing, and he proved it again by defying a head injury to attend a charity building project in Nashville, Tennessee.

Former US President Jimmy Carter delivers a lecture on the eradication of the Guinea worm, at the House of Lords on February 3, 2016 in London | Photo: Getty Images

Former US President Jimmy Carter delivers a lecture on the eradication of the Guinea worm, at the House of Lords on February 3, 2016 in London | Photo: Getty Images

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NOTHING WILL STOP CARTER

While speaking at the Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit that works with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Building Project, the former President of the United States, in the company of his wife of 73 years, explained his black eye, and gauze bandage, saying,

“I [want to] explain my black eye. I got up this morning; I was getting ready for church right after we had a family reunion, and we were coming to Nashville.”

Former US President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter at the 25th anniversary of MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala honoring Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6, 2015 in California | Photo: Getty Images

Former US President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter at the 25th anniversary of MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala honoring Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 6, 2015 in California | Photo: Getty Images

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By 2021, the Carter Building project aims at building 12 new single-family homes, 26 townhouses

Carter added that he fell, hit his head on a sharp edge, and ended up in the hospital where he got 14 stitches. Despite the injury, and a black eye, the Georgia resident, declared,

“But I had a number one priority, and that was to come to Nashville, and build houses.”

Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn at the game between the Atlanta Braves and the Toronto Blue Jays in Atlanta, Georgia | Photo: Getty Images

Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn at the game between the Atlanta Braves and the Toronto Blue Jays in Atlanta, Georgia | Photo: Getty Images

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CARTER HAS BEEN BUILDING HOUSES FOR YEARS

The oldest living former President has been building houses through his foundation for about 35 years.

Together with Habitat for Humanity, he has assisted in building homes in over 14 countries, and have worked with about 103, 000 volunteers.

Carter is committed to the projects, and providing homes for those within, and outside the United States

The project at Nashville is for 21 homes, and by 2021, the Carter Building project aims at building 12 new single-family homes, 26 townhouses.

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The houses for the current project are getting built at the Park Preserve neighborhood in Nashville, and the ex-president will be there until October 11th

HIS COMMITMENT IS UNWAVERING

Carter is committed to the projects and providing homes for those within and outside the United States.

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After his fall, the spokesperson for the Carter Center released a statement on Twitter. It read,

“… [Carter] said he feels fine and wants everyone to know that he and Mrs. Carter are eager to be at the Habitat for Humanity Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Nashville, Tennessee.”

The project is underway, and Carter and Rosalynn are in the thick of it, working side-by-side fellow volunteers.

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