At age 92, former U.S. president Jimmy Carter collapsed during a trip to Winnipeg, Canada. He was there to promote Habit for Humanity, and is now reciving medial attention.
This is sad:
Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter received medical attention for dehydration while in Winnipeg on Thursday, where he is helping build a Habitat for Humanity home.
A Habitat volunteer told CBC News he saw Carter, 92, collapse.
Firefighters and paramedics were seen scrambling, and an ambulance was brought to the area. It left the site, followed by Carter’s motorcade, which is now parked outside the emergency doors at St. Boniface Hospital.[…]
Carter — the U.S. president from 1977 to 1981 — and his wife, Rosalynn, are longtime supporters of Habitat for Humanity and are helping the not-for-profit organization with a build in the city.
They were scheduled to be part of the build for Thursday and Friday. There has been no word if those plans have changed.
Reckford said any further information on Carter’s condition will have to come from the Carter Center, a not-for-profit organization founded by the ex-president.
Ex-President Carter treated for dehydration in Canada, where he’s helping build houses for Habitat for Humanity. https://t.co/X3fHreqPHf
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 13, 2017
Here is the press conference from Habitat for Humanity’s leadership explaining what happened:
— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) July 13, 2017
— CBC Manitoba (@CBCManitoba) July 13, 2017
While Carter was a liberal and terrible President, his Habitat for Humanity program is a worthwhile charity, providing affordable houses to families who help build them.
Let us pray for former President Jimmy Carter at this difficult time.
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