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Jimmy Carter spirits are good and he is up and walking, after Tuesday brain surgery

11/11/2019 11:37 pm ET Sneha Konda

UPDATE (Nov. 13th) : The Rev. Tony Lowden, pastor of Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, was in Atlanta on Wednesday visiting Carter at Emory University Hospital.

“His spirits are good and he is up and walking,”

Former President Jimmy Carter underwent surgery on November 12 to relieve pressure on his brain that was caused by bleeding from two recent falls, the Carter Center said. A spokeswoman for President Carter said there were no complications from the procedure, but wouldn’t give a timetable on his release.

He “will remain in the hospital as long as advisable for observation,” said Deanna Congileo on Tuesday.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to an Atlanta hospital on Monday. He is scheduled for surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by his recent falls, the Carter Center said.

The procedure will take place on Tuesday morning at Emory University Hospital. According to his spokeswoman, Carter’s wife, Rosalynn Carter accompanied him to the hospital, where he is “resting comfortably.”

Carter served as the 39th president for one term from 1977 until 1981. In October he turned 95, the only U.S. president to hit that milestone. However, in recent months, Carter has suffered multiple falls.

After a fall at his home in Plains, Georgia, he suffered a pelvic fracture in October. He also bumped his head the same month, an injury that needed 14 stitches. Earlier this year in May, a fall caused him to break his hip.

The oldest-surviving ex-president, Carter is best known for his humanitarian efforts. In 2002, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize  “for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development.” He even appeared at a Habitat for Humanity event on the same night he bumped his head.

Even at 95 years old, Associated Press noted that he still teaches Sunday school a couple of times a month at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown of Plains in southwest Georgia. Carter’s pastor, Rev. Tony Lowden, told AP in a phone interview,

“We just need the whole country to be in prayer for him.”

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