Rosalynn Carter, the former First Lady of the United States at 96, will be receiving palliative care at her home alongside her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, as announced by the Carter Center on Friday.
The 96-year-old former First Lady and her husband, the 99-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate and ex-president, spend their time together with family, emphasizing the importance of privacy during this period. The Carter Foundation, responsible for managing the legacy of Jimmy Carter, expressed gratitude for the outpouring of affection and support.
President Carter has been under palliative care at their Plains, Georgia, home since February, underscoring the family’s commitment to maintaining a sense of togetherness during challenging times. The couple, married in 1946, has been an enduring symbol of partnership and dedication.
Jimmy Carter, a Democrat, served as president from 1977 to 1981. Despite facing a significant electoral defeat to Republican Ronald Reagan, his post-presidential activities and achievements, such as brokering a peace agreement between Israel and Egypt, have contributed to an enhanced legacy over the years.
As the Carters navigate this phase with grace, the public’s respect for their contributions to American politics and diplomacy remains evident, highlighting the enduring impact of their decades-long commitment to public service.