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Jimmy Carter, the oldest living former president, is recovering on-the-go after a fall he made while getting ready for church.

The former president bumped his head when he fell in his Georgia home. The fall left Carter with a black eye and an open wound that required 14 stitches to close. Did that stop him from moving forward with his plans for the week?


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Carter didn’t make it to church but he got stitched up in time to travel to Nashville that same day to speak a concert to rally volunteers for his 36th home building project for Habitat for Humanity. 

“First of all I wanna explain my black eye. I got up this morning at my home in Plains [Georgia] getting ready to go to church because right after that we had a family reunion and then we were coming to Nashville and I fell down and hit my forehead on a sharp edge and had to go to the hospital. And they put 14 stitches in my forehead and my eye’s black as you noticed. But I had a no. 1 priority and that is to come to Nashville to build houses,” he said.

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The next day, he was on-site doing what he traveled to Nashville to do. 


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