Sunday, July 16, 2017

Jimmy Carter Dehydrates While Building Houses In Canada

Associated Press · Thursday, July 13, 2017, 3:44 pm

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was treated at a hospital Wednesday 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’s CEO Jonathan Reckford said the former president was “dehydrated working in the hot sun” at a build site in Winnipeg. Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, are in the middle of a project building houses in various Canadian cities.

“President Carter told us he is OK and is being taken offsite for observation,” Reckford said. “He encourages everyone to stay hydrated and keep building.”

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