Jimmy Carter, What's Next?
- 08/13/2015 by Linda Perry (WBAI News)
Above is a taste of Jimmy Carter's new book, "A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety."
On August 3rd, Carter had surgery to remove a mass attached to his liver. By Wednesday, the former President revealed he has liver cancer which has spread.
Best wishes lit up the internet. Habitat for Humanities on twitter posted: "The thoughts and prayers of the entire Habitat family go out to President and Mrs. Carter as he begins his treatment." President and Mrs. Carter have been working with Habitat to build and restore homes since 1984.
In July, the 39th President went on tour to discuss his memoir. In it he writes that there is a history of cancer in his family. His father, his two sisters, and his brother all died of pancreatic cancer. Dr. Len Lichtenfeld, deputy chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society told the AP, "There is clearly a family history of cancer, but we don't know if that plays a role in his current situation." The first step in his treatment will be determining where the cancer started, where it has spread and whether the disease is treatable.
The day before surgery, Jimmy Carter gave his regular Sunday School lesson. This was at Maranantha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia. The church said the title of his lesson was "Whom to Love" based on Matthew 5:43-48, Matthew 22:36-40 & John 13:34-35. We'll try and find the audio of that.
The memoir, A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety, is published by Simon and Schuster. It is President Carter's 29th book. It was a best seller from the day it was released in early July.