Jimmy Kimmel tearfully recounts newborn son's heart surgery & Slams Trump

Tuesday, May 02, 2017
I had to share this today because it's so sad and so important! Jimmy Kimmel opened his late-night show yesterday with an emotional speech revealing that his newborn son had a heart defect. He then slammed Donald Trump for attempting to cut funding to the National Institutes of Health.

During the nearly 15-minute monologue, Kimmel couldn’t contain his tears at moments as he described the heartrending discovery just three hours after his son Billy was born that the child would need open-heart surgery.

Kimmel ended the segment by pointing out that Trump just last month proposed a $6 billion cut to the National Institutes of Health, although Congress had rejected his proposal.

“If your baby is going to die, and it doesn’t have to, it should not matter how much money you make,” Kimmel said, while holding back more tears. “I saw a lot of families there. And no parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life. It just shouldn’t happen. Not here.”

Absolutely agree that it should not matter what your income is, when you are faced with a life-threatening illness you should get all the help that you can and your government should not prevent you from that.

Click here for the CBC article.

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