Prayers for Jimmy Carter following a somber announcement from his foundation.

Former President Jimmy Carter, the oldest living president at 98, has recently entered hospice care. This decision follows several hospital stays and is supported by his family and medical team.

Carter has faced numerous health challenges in recent years. He successfully battled brain cancer in 2015 and underwent brain surgery in 2019 to alleviate pressure. Despite these issues, Carter’s resilient spirit remains strong.

During the 28th Rosalynn Carter Georgia Mental Health Forum, Carter’s grandson, Jason Carter, provided an update on his condition. He shared that his grandfather has been in hospice for almost a year and a half and believes he is nearing the end of his journey. Jason emphasized, “There’s a part of this faith journey that is so important to him, and there’s a part of that faith journey that you only can live at the very end, and I think he has been there in that space.”

Despite the challenges, Carter’s indomitable spirit continues to shine. Just a few weeks ago, while watching the Atlanta Braves, Jason had a heartfelt conversation with his grandfather. When asked about Carter’s condition, Jason would reply, “I don’t know.” His grandfather responded, “Well, I don’t know myself.” This exchange illustrates Carter’s enduring strength and resilience.

Exactly one year after entering hospice care, Carter’s family expressed their gratitude for the outpouring of love in a video aired on CBS Sunday Morning. They affirmed that Carter is surrounded by his loved ones and, although his body may be frail, his spirit remains strong.

Despite his own health challenges, Carter attended his wife Rosalynn’s funeral. In a touching tribute to their enduring love, he draped himself with a blanket depicting their portrait and the text “The Carters” and “Est. 1885,” honoring their childhood meeting place in Plains, Georgia.

Former President Jimmy Carter is known not only for his time as the 39th president of the United States but also for his roles as a retired peanut farmer, a US Navy Lieutenant, and a Sunday School teacher. He has dedicated himself to volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.

Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, reside in Plains, Georgia, and have four children together: Amy, Donnel, Jack, and James.