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President Jimmy Carter announces cancer-free status

President Jimmy Carter delivered huge news at his Sunday school class. President Jimmy Carter delivered huge news at his Sunday school class.
Carol Soule Carol Soule
Margret Williams Margret Williams
PLAINS, GA (WALB) -

President Jimmy Carter delivered huge news to those in attendance at his Sunday school class.

The 39th president told worshipers at his hometown church, Maranatha Baptist Church, a recent MRI revealed the cancer now appears to be "gone".

There are some strict rules when the President is teaching his class. There is even no clapping permitted while he is teaching. This time when he announced he was cancer free, clapping was allowed.

Carol Soule drove all the way down from North Carolina for the second time this year. She said knew that President Jimmy Carter would get better after announcing he had cancer in August.

"The announcement came almost like of course, our prayers have been answered," said Soule.

The President announced his cancer diagnosis in August at an extraordinary press conference and was optimistic about beating it.

Soule came to Plains in October after hearing the news and said the former President had a good progress report.

"Back in October it was looking really positive," said Soule. "But today was like really big."

The news was still a surprise to others. Margret Williams traveled all the way from California, and wasn't expecting her trip to be on such a good note.

"I was so happy because I wanted him to get strong and continue on with his work," said Williams.

Although both women had different reactions to President Carter's announcement both are feeling the same. 

Many who attended service mentioned that the former President said he is cancer-free because of his treatment. Though we have not been able to confirm the fact with him or his doctors.

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