Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was rushed to hospital on Thursday after becoming dehydrated at a charity house-building project in Canada.
Thanks to surgery, radiation and a relatively new form of immunotherapy treatment, Carter was declared cancer free in December 2015, and in March 2016, he announced he no longer needs cancer treatment, CNN said. Carter told Habitat officials he was OK, and encouraged volunteers to keep building. CBC News reported that Carter was taken to a hospital.
"President Carter was dehydrated working in the hot sun".
President Jimmy Carter
"President Carter told us he is OK and is being taken offsite for observation", Habitat said in a statement posted on social media.
The last time Carter was in Manitoba was 1993, when he lent a hand at the construction sites for 18 other Winnipeg homes through the Habitat organization.
Carter, who left the White House in 1981, has often been spotted framing houses throughout the country for the last 35 years.
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Carter is 92-years-old. He has appeared in good health recently, even being captured on video shaking hands with fellow passengers on an airplane.
The peanut farmer from Georgia has lived longer after his term in office than any other president in US history.
The one-term Democratic President was in Winnipeg building houses as part of a weeklong project he's participating in with his wife, Rosalynn.
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