Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Thursday People

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Thursday People

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Carters get ready for 70th anniversary

When doctors told Jimmy Carter they had found four small tumors on his brain, the former president and his wife, Rosalynn, 88,feared his life could end within weeks.

"I didn't know what I was going to do," the former first lady said Wednesday. "I depend on him when I have questions, when I'm writing speeches, anything, I consult with him."

Nearly a year later, the former first couple is preparing to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary July 7. Jimmy Carter, 91, has said his doctors found no sign of cancer in recent scans and he has stopped receiving regular doses of a drug that helps his immune system fight the disease.

The couple spoke with The Associated Press before heading to Maryland for an annual fundraising retreat for The Carter Center, the human rights organization they founded in 1982. …

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