Jimmy Carter’s niece says former president still has ‘some time in him’
Carter had decided to spend his remaining time at home receiving hospice care
Jimmy Carter’s niece says former president may have some more time (Fox News)
Former President Jimmy Carter had a “good day” on Sunday and may have some time left, according to his niece Leanne Smith.
Smith said Carter is still talking and eating and that he requested she bring him soup for dinner.
“He had a good day,” Smith told FOX News Digital. “In fact, about 30 minutes ago, I got a text. They knew I made broccoli and cheese soup, so before I came to meet with you, I dropped broccoli and cheese soup off to be delivered to the house, because he’s eating and talking … so it is amazing. He’s still got some time in him. I just feel like it.”
Earlier this month, Carter had decided to spend his remaining time at home receiving hospice care instead of receiving additional medical intervention.
Former President Jimmy Carter had a “good day” on Sunday and may have some time left, his family said. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
Carter, 98, was the 39th president of the United States.
He was diagnosed with cancer in early 2015 after undergoing liver surgery, and his cancer would later spread to other parts of his body. Carter told his Sunday school class in December of that year that he was no longer suffering from cancer.
Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia, where Carter used to teach, was held as usual on Sunday in which one of his nieces, Kim Fuller, spoke about being prepared to answer Jesus’ call to go and do good things, church member Suzanne Smith told FOX News Digital.
“One thing that any person that has come to this church in the last decades will tell you is that they have felt warmly greeted, they have felt welcome here,” she said. “And that’s a message that the church has, that every person who is working here is welcome here, no matter your background, and, and that’s the lesson that Jimmy Carter has taught as well, that he was really a president for everyone.”
“People around the world have identified with him and with his message, that sense of humility, that sens