A life well-lived

He may be History’s Greatest Monster, and he may not have been the best president ever, but among other things, Jimmy Carter helped do this:

In a touching and surprisingly funny moment during today’s press conference discussing his cancer diagnosis, former President Jimmy Carter said, when asked about his remaining priorities,  “I’d like to see the last Guinea worm die before I do.”

It may very well happen. As Carter noted, there are only 11 known cases of Guinea worm left in the world, in Chad, Ethiopia, Mali, and South Sudan, down from 3.6 million people suffering from the disease when the Carter Center began its campaign against it in 1986.

and that ain’t nothing.

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