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Jimmy Carter builds Habitat for Humanity house in Tennessee, despite the black eye, stitches from a fall

nearvideo Jimmy Carter attended a charity event hours after the fall that required 14 stitches

95-year-old former President Jimmy Carter addresses a Habitat for Humanity event with a black eye.

Former President Jimmy Carter wore a bandage over his left eye on Monday, when he helped build a house with Habitat for Humanity in Tennessee only a day after suffering a fall.

Carter, 95, needed 14 stitches on his forehead after a fall in his Plains, Ga., home early on Sunday. But the oldest living U.S. President not to let the injury keep him from the support of the non-profit Christian housing organization.

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“I had a number 1 priority and was build to Nashville and homes,” Carter said, a crowd of people at a benefit concert on Sunday night in the Music City, when it comes to his short visit to the hospital.

He remained faithful to his word Monday, participating in his 36th building projects with Habitat for Humanity.

Carter, whose birthday it was. Oct. 1, appeared on the build site want to with his left eye swollen and bruised. He had a white bandage over his eye. His wife, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, 92, joined him.

Photos and Videos showed Carter you are drilling the screws into a piece of wood, when he began work on one of the 21 houses planned to be built in Nashville neighborhood.

Carter has participated in 36 projects with the organization. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP file)

Before the construction started, Carter, a devotional for a group of several hundred volunteers.

Carter said, God gives us life and freedom. “With our freedom, each of us can made a fundamental decision. … ‘What kind of person I want to be me, choose?'”

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He said that each person “can God be a success in the eyes.”

Carter, who served as the 39th commander-in-chief from 1977 to 1981, has suffered health problems in recent years. He broke his hip after a fall in his home last may and underwent a successful Operation. He also survived a grim diagnosis of cancer in the year 2015.

Fox News’ Melissa, Leon and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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