Carter, who was president from 1977 to 1981, said that so far, he had experienced no adverse effects caused by the treatment he was receiving to eradicate four small spots of cancer that doctors found in his brain in August.
“I’m getting treated for it very well”. 12, 2015, Carter announced he has cancer and will undergo treatment at an Atlanta hospital.
Students from Emory, which is affliated with the center, were encouraged to attend Carter’s question session, despite fears it may be called off due to his illness.
Some 1,300 students had packed the bleachers at the Woodruff P.E. Center to quiz him about everything from his views on mass prison incarceration to the first thing he says to his wife of 69 years every morning.
While numerous youngster’s questions focused on advice to do with family, life at college, and solutions to global crises, others were more straightforward.
Gulbronson sat with freshmen classmates Amy Matthews and Eunice Lee in the front row.
Speaking at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Carter compared the situation to the flow of Vietnamese and Cambodian refugees to the United States during his presidency. But they also knew about his humanitarian work since and his Sunday school classes.
“It’s cool to see a piece of living history”, Matthews said.
To roars from the crowd gathered at Emory University’s Carter Center, he told students he was “in good spirits” since being diagnosed with melanoma last month.
Carter’s briefest response of the night came when asked whether he had any thoughts about the Republican presidential primary debate happening simultaneously.
Following the Q&A, Carter received Emory’s “President’s Medal”, recognition given 10 times since its creation in 1995.
“No”, he said, sparking loud laughter in the gym.