This post originally appeared on AddictingInfo.org
Jimmy Carter, America’s favorite ex-President, took a break from being an absolute boss and building houses for the homelesswhile fighting cancer — to let us know that he’s cancer-free.
According to the Atlanta Constitution-Journal, the 91-year-old former President made the announcement near the beginning of a Sunday School class he was teaching at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia. Though conservatives have been practically salivating at the thought of Carter succumbing to liver cancer, which had spread to other parts of his body, including four spots of melanoma on his brain.
“He said he got a scan this week and the cancer was gone,” said fellow church member Jill Stuckey. “The church, everybody here, just erupted in applause.” Carter’s grandson James says that this confirms a long-suspected belief that his grandfather is superhuman:
“See? I knew he wasn’t really human.”
Carter announced in August that doctors had found four melanoma lesions on his brain following the removal of a lesion on his liver. He said he would receive four drug treatments and radiation therapy, and that he would cut back on his schedule — yet he still found the time to do good for others. At a Habitat for Humanity build in November, Carter said he had completed his round of treatments and was feeling fantastic. A week later, the Carter Center announced that recent tests had shown no new signs of malignancy and President Carter was “responding well to treatment.”
“Went for an MRI this past week and they (doctors) didn’t find any cancer at all in the brain,” Carter told NBC.
While he still had cancer, Carter said he was “perfectly at ease with whatever comes,” that he’s “ready for anything” and “looking forward to a new adventure.” But it seems that he has quite a few new adventures ahead of him before he has to worry about The End. Hopefully, the former President’s good health continues, because let’s face it — he’s one hell of a man.
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