Jimmy Carter hospitalized while building homes in Canada
July 14, 2017
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was treated at a hospital Thursday after becoming dehydrated while helping to build houses in Canada for Habitat for Humanity.
The 92-year-old former president known for his post-presidential humanitarian work was taken to a hospital in Winnipeg as a precaution for rehydration, spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said.
Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford said the former president did not appear to be in serious medical danger.
"President Carter told us he is OK and is being taken offsite for observation," Reckford said. "He encou...