PLAINS, GA (WALB) - Supporters in former President Jimmy Carter's hometown revealed a surprise "campaign" for him, after he publicly said cancer had spread to his brain.
Residents put hundreds of signs showing support on display for him as he returned home.
The idea for it all came from a political cartoon in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
The former president told reporters that doctors found four small tumors on his brain. He was scheduled to begin radiation treatment later the same day.
Long time supporters of the Carters, who have helped in previous campaigns, began a new campaign for him. This time, it's his candidacy for the position of cancer survivor.
Volunteers, including State Senator Freddie Powell Sims came together to put up 500 signs around the town.
"We have been putting out signs for decades for President Carter, and this one is just another one for him to win this non partisan campaign for cancer," said Jill Stucky, who has been campaigning for the Carters for years.
Many said they were grateful for the work Carter has done as president and as a humanitarian.