‘He still has some time left’: Jimmy Carter’s niece reveals that the former president, 98, is talking and eating and even asked her to bring her some broccoli and cheese soup
- The former president’s niece says he will stay longer because she “just feels like it”
- Carter served one term in the White House and has been dedicated to charity ever since.
Former President Jimmy Carter’s 98-year-old niece reveals she may still have some time left as she talks, eats and even asked him to bring her some soup.
Leanne Smith, the niece of Carter’s wife, Rosalynn, said in an interview Sunday: “She had a good day … She still has some time left.” I just feel like it.
Ms. Smith told FOX News Digital how she was talking and eating and, on the way to the interview, was asked to bring him and his wife some broccoli and cheese soup.
Earlier this month, The Carter Center announced on Twitter that after a series of brief hospital stays, she “decided to spend her remaining time at home with her family and receive hospice care rather than further medical intervention.”
The 98-year-old man who has dedicated his life to public service and charity has the full support of his medical team and family.
Jimmy Carter’s niece (pictured) revealed that the former president “still has some time on him”
The former president’s niece, Leanne Smith (pictured), visited the 98-year-old man on Sunday and brought him soup at his request.
However, he did not elaborate on what conditions had prompted the recent hospital visits.
The Democrat was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma that was detected in his liver and spread to his brain in early 2015, but has since revealed that he no longer has the condition.
The Army veteran and Nobel Peace Prize winner became the 39th president of the United States when he defeated former President Gerald R. Ford in 1976.
He served a single term that was blighted by an oil crisis that forced Americans to wait in line for gasoline, and he was defeated by Republican Ronald Reagan in 1980.
Carter became the oldest living president of the United States in history after the passing of George HW Bush, who died in late 2018 at age 94.
Since leaving the White House, he has been committed to philanthropy and to living a peaceful life with his wife of 76 years, Rosalynn, their four children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ms Smith isn’t the only family member to visit, as her grandson Jason recently visited his grandparents, saying “they are at peace and as always their home is full of love.”
Kim Fuller, another of Carter’s nieces, spoke about her uncle’s legacy during last week’s sermon at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia, where she used to teach, following news that she would be moving into a hospice.
Suzanne Smith told FOX News Digital that Fuller claimed Carter’s legacy was felt around the world.
The Carter Center announced that after a series of hospitalizations, Carter has decided to spend the remaining time at home in Georgia (pictured) with his family and receive hospice care.
He’s helped eradicate Guinea worm, he’s helped build houses for people all over the world. He is, you know, the Carter Center in the work of the church is something that will go far beyond what is happening here in the Plains and in people around the world,’ said Suzanne Smith.
She added: ‘And so, your legacy will be that, on top of all the things I’ve talked about, that was done pretty well, but your legacy will be, stick to your faith from the day you start to the day you drive and you will be fine. And that’s what I’ve tried to come to now this past week.