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Former President Jimmy Carter performs humanitarian mission after falling

October 08, 2019 08:21 AM

He’s 95-years-old, but neither that nor a nasty fall kept Former President Jimmy Carter from inspiring America.

He's worked tirelessly to end disease in Africa and he's traveled the world promoting and defending democracy.

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There is also Habitat for Humanity, where he volunteered for decades, not just as a spokesperson but as hammer and saw swinging man of the people.

So when the Carter took a hard fall no one would have blamed him for skipping his turn at building another house for the needy.

“I took 14 stitches in my forehead, and my eye is black. I had a number one priority and that was to come to Nashville to build houses,” said Carter.

He did indeed go back to work, as he and Roslyn have done now 36 times in 14 different countries, where they have helped to build or renovate more than 4,000 homes.

Among those who held the highest office in the land, perhaps he among them is truly the public servant.

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