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President Jimmy Carter bounces back from broken hip by building homes for charity

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Posted at 2:16 PM, Aug 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-24 15:21:55-04

Former President Jimmy Carter recently went through surgery to repair a broken hip. That won't stop him from building homes with Habitat for Humanity.

According to KENS5, Carter expects to be back in business this October. After his recovery, the longest living U.S. president and former first lady Rosalynn plan to continue their work with Habitat for Humanity, as they have for the past 35 years.

“It is such an honor to host a former President of the United States and his wife, especially such a notable couple who have done so much humanitarian work on behalf of affordable homeownership, not just in the United States but around the world,” said Danny Herron, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville. “We are excited about the opportunity to work alongside the Carters, hundreds of volunteers who may be visiting Nashville for the first time and all of the future homeowners.”

Mr. and Mrs. Carter are 94 and 92 years old.