Talk Show Host Reveals Heart Wrenching Secret He And Wife Kept Quiet Related To Son
ShareTap Staff 4/26/2019
Life is so precious, especially life that is only beginning. That is why stories about young children fighting to live are always so touching...because to live is indeed a miracle as well as a gift we are given each and every day.
A famous husband and wife have just celebrated the second birthday of their young son. They're thankful for their son's strong will to survive, but they also revealed one heart-wrenching secret they had kept from each other.
Jimmy Kimmel is known as one of the best and most engaging late night show hosts on TV. He has his own show, "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" but before that he was a host on various "Comedy Central" shows and had produced several TV programs. He's also been named one of "The World's 100 Most Influential People" by "Time."
Although his career has been colorful and largely successful, Jimmy Kimmel's life is not without sadness and fear. He has a loving family, including a young son named William.
Fondly called "Billy" by the family and close acquaintances, the young boy just turned two last Sunday. Jimmy posted a heartfelt post about his son on Instagram, thanking people who helped Billy fight for the right to live.
"Happy 2nd birthday to our little #Easter buddy Billy. We are grateful always to the nurses and doctors at @CedarsSinai & @ChildrensLA who saved his life and all of you who prayed & sent positive thoughts our way."
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Billy was born with congenital heart condition, tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia. Because of this Billy had to undergo two surgeries, one when he was a mere three-day-old baby and one when he was just seven months old.
Throughout such events, Jimmy has always remained positive and strong for his family and for his fans. But he has also been open about it. On TV, he has talked about what it meant for a parent to see their young child fighting to live, despite being in a critical situation.
One of the most surprising things that Jimmy revealed was in 2018 for an interview in "O, The Oprah Magazine." Jimmy revealed that he and his wife feared losing their little boy so early.
"There were secrets we kept from each other that we revealed only after the second surgery. The biggest one was that, I think subconsciously, we didn’t want to get too close to the baby because we didn’t know what was going to happen."
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It had been a tough thing to think about, especially since their son was still so young and was already battling a serious condition. But young Billy, with the help of several medical personnel, proved that he wanted to survive, to live and be like other children.
Billy is a happy child who enjoys playing and discovering new things. Though young, he has displayed bouts of strength in spirit that have inspired Jimmy and his wife to have hope.
Indeed, sometimes, it's the young children who show us that we must be strong to carry on in life.