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Sandip Roy: The Bravery of Jimmy Carter

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Jimmy Carter

The secrecy around an illness can become the great taboo.

 

What Jimmy Carter did by going public was break that taboo and face the disease squarely. He did not do it with false optimism but with great grace.

He normalized the illness into simply a human condition. It sounds obvious but it was truly a rare and remarkable thing to do.