Former US president Jimmy Carter rushed to hospital in Winnipeg

14 July, 2017, 00:46 | Author: Franklin Nunez
  • Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter helps build homes for Habitat for Humanity in Winnipeg on Thursday

Former President Jimmy Carter was hospitalized Thursday after collapsing due to dehydration on the construction site of a Habitat for Humanity house in Winnipeg, Canada. "Mrs Carter is with him", the statement said. "He encourages everyone to stay hydrated and to keep building", Jonathan Reckford said Thursday.

They were scheduled to be part of the build for Thursday and Friday. Carter was headed to Winnipeg's St. Boniface Hospital to be checked over. In a statement, Habitat for Humanity said he was dehydrated while working in the hot sun.

Carter, who left the White House in 1981, has often been spotted framing houses throughout the country for the last 35 years. But by December of that year Carter told his church that his latest brain scan showed no sign of the disease.

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Carter is not the oldest living American president, although he's close.

A spokesman for the home-building charity told reporters at the work site that Carter, 92, received medical attention as a precaution, but is fine.

Carter served as USA president from 1977 to 1981.

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Carter and his wife, Rosalynn Carter, have traveled around the world working with Habitat since 1984, according to the organization.

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