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Tue May 21, 2024, 02:42 PM May 21

TIME100 Health: Jimmy Carter - Determined Health Hero [View all]

I never expected the likes of former President Jimmy Carter to traffic much in vanity, but the one time I spoke to him, back in 2006, he allowed himself a tiny flicker of it. At the time, the then-octogenarian was preparing for a journey to Africa to help pursue his mission of eradicating Guinea worm, and, impressed that a man his age would be making such a journey, I said to him, “I’m sure you hear this all the time, Mr. President, but it’s an inspiration to talk to you.” He responded with a laugh. “That’s OK,” he said, “I don’t mind hearing it.”



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I know he's still with us, but I'm starting to already miss him. Omnipresent May 21 #1
I just joined the FB group. flying_wahini May 21 #2
nice! mdmc Tuesday #5
Nice response. PoindexterOglethorpe May 21 #3
no doubt mdmc May 25 #4
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