(HorizonPost.com) – Former President Jimmy Carter has asked President Joe Biden to deliver his eulogy when he passes, according to Newsmax. The 98-year-old president is reportedly in hospice care after spending time at the hospital. Rather than continue with treatment, Carter decided to spend time at home with his family, according to the Carter Center. While his team has not disclosed the reason, Biden suggested it might have had to do with cancer.
At a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Sante Fe, California, Biden delivered the news about delivering his eulogy before saying that he probably should not have made it known. He then added that Carter was able to stay alive for so long because of a medical breakthrough, likely referring to when Carter was diagnosed with cancer in 2015. He developed melanoma, a skin cancer that had reportedly spread to his brain. Later that year, however, he had beaten cancer after a series of treatments.
Biden has been a longtime advocate of trying to defeat cancer. In February 2022, he once again started the Cancer Moonshot initiative to “reduce the death rate from cancer by at least 50 percent over the next 25 years.”
The two presidents have a long history together. When Biden was still a senator in his first term, he had endorsed Carter for president in 1976. The two reportedly bonded because at that time they were both outsiders to the political establishment.
The Carters returned the favor and endorsed Biden in 2020 via a video played at the DNC. Carter called Biden his “first and most effective supporter in the Senate.”
The president has recently had lesions removed from his chest using cryotherapy, according to Mediaite. The first lady also had a lesion removed under her eye. They were described as basal cell carcinoma, which is the most curable form of skin cancer.
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