Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter recovering from intestinal surgery
There are times when Americans, regardless of party, stand together in prayer for a fellow American, and this is one of those times.
Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, wife of the 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter, had surgery in February to remove scar tissue from a portion of her small intestine, ABC News reported.
The scar tissue that was operated on came from a cyst that the former first lady had removed many years ago, according to ABC News.
The surgery to remove it was successful and Mrs. Carter recovered in the hospital after the surgery
“Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter had successful surgery Sunday, Feb. 18, to remove troubling scar tissue from a portion of her small intestine caused by removal of a cyst many years ago. She will remain a few days at Emory University Hospital for rest and recovery,” The Carter Center said in a statement.
Rosalynn Carter married former President Jimmy Carter in Plains, Georgia on July 7, 1946.
She was a proponent of mental health care during, and after, his administration.
Carter was named the honorary chairwoman of the President’s Commission on Mental Health which helped to create the Mental Health Systems Act of 1980.
In Oct. 2017 the former first lady said, in an interview with the New York Times that she believed that Russia stole the presidential election from Hillary Clinton.
“They [the Russians] obviously did,” she said.
Her husband, the former Democratic president who was defeated by former President Ronald Reagan in 1980, disagreed.
“I don’t think there’s any evidence that what the Russians did changed enough votes, or any votes,” he said.
“Rosie and I have a difference of opinion on that,” the former president said.
But regardless of her opinion on the election, or President Trump, this is a time when our thoughts and prayers should be with the former first lady.