Biden says Jimmy Carter requested him to ship his eulogy

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Carter’s hometown celebrates former president

Jimmy Carter’s hometown prepares to say goodbye to former president


President Biden stated Monday night time that former President Jimmy Carter has requested him to ship the eulogy at his funeral. Carter, the thirty ninth president and the longest-living president in U.S. historical past, has been in hospice care at his residence in Georgia since deciding to forgo additional medical remedy on Feb. 18. 

“He asked me to do his eulogy — excuse me, I shouldn’t say that,” Mr. Biden stated after a fundraiser in California on Monday night time. 

Mr. Biden stated he had “spent time” with Carter and stated most cancers had “finally caught up with him.” Mr. Biden, whose son Beau died from mind most cancers in 2015, spoke about most cancers at Monday’s fundraiser and referred to Carter’s earlier bout with the illness, saying docs had “found a way to keep him going for a lot longer than they anticipated because they found a breakthrough.”


Carter had a small cancerous mass faraway from his liver in 2015, and a 12 months later, he introduced he wanted no additional remedy since an experimental drug had eradicated any signal of most cancers. 

2008 Democratic National Convention: Day 2
Then-Sen. Joe Biden, former president Jimmy Carter and Jill Biden watch the proceedings on day two of the Democratic National Convention on the Pepsi Center on Aug. 26, 2008, in Denver, Colorado. 

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The Carter Center stated in February that “after a series of short hospital stays, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter decided to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of additional medical intervention.” 


The heart didn’t say what medical remedies he had lately undergone. In 2019, he underwent surgical procedure to alleviate strain on his mind attributable to a subdural hematoma. He additionally has been hospitalized in recent times after struggling a sequence of falls. 

Carter’s grandson, Jason Carter, stated final 12 months that the previous president was looking forward to his 98th birthday “with faith in God’s plan for him.”

In May 2021, Mr. Biden and first woman Jill Biden visited Carter and his spouse, Rosalynn, in Plains, Georgia. At the time, Mr. Biden stated they “talked about the old days.” Mr. Biden served within the U.S. Senate throughout Carter’s presidency from 1977-1981.  


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