COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Congressman Sanford Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is among the lawmakers and leaders around the world offering prayers and words of encouragement to former President Jimmy Carter and his family.
Carter made his first public remarks Thursday about his battle with cancer saying surgeons have removed melanoma from his liver.
However the Plains, Ga. native says four small tumors turned up in his brain and says he will undergo radiation treatment.
Congressman Bishop is a cancer survivor himself after being treated two years ago. He calls Carter the "true definition of a leader."
"If ever there was a leader, a political leader who embodied the principles of Jesus Christ, in that he wanted to feed the hungry, cloth the naked, minister to those who were sick, as set forth in Matthew, it's Jimmy Carter," said Bishop.
During a news conference from the Carter Center in Atlanta on Thursday, Carter said he is not feeling despair or anger over his health. He added that he feels good, with only slight pain.