Former President Jimmy Carter Builds Habitat For Humanity Home Despite Black Eye, Stitches

Injury didn’t stop former President Jimmy Carter from building houses for the poor. The 95-year-old addressed a Habitat for Humanity event sporting a black eye.

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He wore a bandage over his left eye when he helped build a home with Habitat for Humanity in Tennessee just a day after having a fall.

Carter needed 14 stitches above his brow after falling in his Plains, Ga., home, but that didn’t stop the oldest living U.S. president from helping the nonprofit Christian housing organization.

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Carter told crowds at a charity concert in Music city, “I had a No. 1 priority and that was to come to Nashville and build houses,” he said. He participated the next day in his 36th building project with Habitat for Humanity.

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Carter along with his wife, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, 92, came to the building site with his left eye swollen and bruised and also had a white bandage above his eye.

He led a morning devotion for several hundred volunteers, he said, God gives us life and freedom. “With our freedom, every one of us can make a basic decision. … ‘What kind of person do I, myself, choose to be?'” Carter added, every person “can be a complete success in the eyes of God.”

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Former President Jimmy Carter chose to lead from example even though he was not in the best of health, what a great inspiration he is to all of us, this is leadership at its best.

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