His head tilts – as if God failed to assemble him properly at birth – since the side of his face was cut and lifted during a 1992 operation for jaw cancer. Purple patches discolor his right arm, a symptom of blood-thinning medication for 98 percent clogged arteries.
Carter has survived prostate cancer and larynx cancer, attributed to exposure to Agent Orange. His pinched, raspy voice sounds as if it's running through a strainer.
And last year, his doctors diagnosed him with cancer of the lung, kidney and liver, perhaps, again, the result of Agent Orange.
Image compliments of Danielle Reyes
Danielle is the daughter of deceased Vietnam veteran exposed to agent orange, agent orange vicitm, and co-founder of AO Legacy