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Oldest Surviving US President Jimmy Carter Undergoes Brain Surgery, Says He’s ‘at ease with death’

Former US President Jimmy Carter has undergone a successful brain surgery just days after he revealed that he is “at ease with death.” However, it appears that he still has a purpose here on earth, after having been granted a new lease in life.

Carter is now recovering at the Emory University Hospital after a surgery that eases pressure on his brain. The 95-year-old former president suffered three separate falls in recent months. As a result, a subdural hematoma or blood clot has caused pressure to build upon his brain.

An update on the condition of the oldest living American former president was shared on the Carter Center’s Twitter page. They assured that there appear to be no further complications from the surgery.

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“President Carter will remain in the hospital as long as advisable for observation. We do not anticipate any further statements until he is released from the hospital. President and Mrs. Carter thank everyone for the many well-wishes they have received,” read the statement.

This is not the first major health scare that Carter had suffered. As far back as 2015, he was told that his cancer had spread to his brain. CNN reports that he spoke about his outlook on life and death in a recent Sunday school service.

He said that he assumed he would not live for much longer. “I obviously prayed about it. I didn’t ask God to let me live, but I asked God to give me a proper attitude toward death. And I found that I was absolutely and completely at ease with death.”

Nearly five years later, Carter continues to endure. He credits his wife for keeping him interested in life. He also said that should he pass away, he will miss teaching Sunday school service and the work that he does with the Carter Center.

Feature Photo courtesy of Maranatha Baptist Church Facebook Page

Risks of President Jimmy Carter’s operation for brain pressure

Former President Jimmy Carter was hospitalized in Atlanta late Monday for a surgical procedure to relieve pressure on his brain. This comes after the 95-year-old suffered several falls that triggered swelling in his brain. Dr. Janette Nesheiwat joined CBSN to discuss the risks of the procedure.

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