Jimmy Kimmel Urges Viewers to 'Vote With Your Heart' As He Shares Son Billy's Health Battle

Kimmel shared home video of his son, who has already undergone three heart surgeries (via @toofab)

10/24/2020 8:50:00 AM

Kimmel shared home video of his son, who has already undergone three heart surgeries (via toofab)

At just three-years-old, he has already undergone three heart surgeries, including one merely days after he was born.

During the most recent episode of"Jimmy Kimmel Live," the late show host shared some extremely candid moments from his son Billy's health battle, who was born with a congenital heart defect. Shortly after his birth, he was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia, which created a hole in the wall of his heart and prevented him from getting enough oxygen to his blood.

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In a montage of touching photos and videos compiled by Jimmy's wife Molly McNearney, the couple could be seen caring for Billy during his time in the NICU, numerous doctors appointments and hospital visits. "This is what it looks like to have a 'pre-existing' condition," the video read as it showed footage of a newborn Billy laying in a hospital bed, hooked up to wires."Families go broke trying to keep their loved ones alive. People die because they cannot afford to live."

While Billy has persevered thanks to the diligent care of his doctors at Children's Hospital LA, Jimmy stressed that if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions like Billy will suffer."I want to bring us back to focus on something we can't afford to forget, and that is health care. The vast majority of this country agrees that health insurance should cover Americans with preexisting conditions but the Republican party, and that includes the president and members of Congress, the only plan they have is to do away with protections for pre-existing conditions," Jimmy explained.

He noted that even though an overwhelming amount of Americans and politicians want the protections in place, the majority of Republicans in office don’t. Jimmy added that while these politicians may say they do, their actions say otherwise. The video even went as far as to call out specific senators who voted against the protections for pre-existing conditions.

The moving montage concluded by asking Americans to"take care of one another" and to"vote with your heart." Read more: TMZ »

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TooFab Yeah I’m going to listen to an out of touch celebrity. TooFab VOTE VoteEarly VoteLikeYourLifeDependsOnIt VoteWithYourHeart TooFab If he evet wants things back to normal he better vote for Trump. TooFab Sometime it seems like karma is real. And jimmy is getting a taste at the expense of that poor baby.

TooFab 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 TooFab TooFab Hey jimmykimmel YOU DONT USE OBAMACARE. IF YOU DID YOU’D UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH IT SUCKS!!!!! elite. TooFab The guy worth millions who 100% uses private doctors he pays for, wants us to vote Biden so we lose our insurance and rely on the government to take care of us? Is that correct?

TooFab Wow, so he's worried about his past deeds and is afraid of getting canceled. Now he trots out his children a save my job last stand? YouTube, it's on tape. TooFab TooFab Yeah that's it. Trumps fault TooFab Awww Jimmy cares so much for babies that he supports pro choice Biden TooFab Karl Malone ain’t know whea da heart is

TooFab Says, god don’t like ugly TooFab We are going to vote with our heart. You should have this same kind of thought process when doing your show. Instead of using it to defame our president you show do your show in trying to help your baby. I feel sorry for you. God blessed you with a beautiful baby and as everyone

TooFab TooFab Vote for Trump!!!!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 TooFab This is mega propaganda cringe. TooFab Jimble Kimble TooFab Looks like a Biden supporter TooFab So low TooFab Pathetic. TooFab 🙏🏻🙏🏻 prayers for the little one TooFab Using his son to score political points: pathetic. Vote with your heart to protect the unborn who are butchered every single day even at late term! Trump2020

TooFab ... beautiful baby, love you, sweet kisses... TooFab His baby is such a cutie too 🙏 TooFab God Bless and Prayers for his Family 🙏 TooFab Trump2020 TooFab My heart has to be with trump. TooFab I hope he doesn’t have to have anymore surgeries 🙏🏾 TooFab Jimmy’s message could have been much more effective if he had first cleared his soul of hatred. Unfortunate.

TooFab ❤ TooFab He is so beautiful TooFab This is amazing! TooFab 🙏🏾 TooFab That was very brave of jimmykimmel and his wife to do. Billy is all smiles and DrEvanZahn is literally the best (I know as I worked with him in Miami) but that's a tough road to go in the first few years of his life. I pray people got Jimmy's point.

TooFab Bad things happen to bad people sometime. Trump2020 TooFab Vote Trump2020Landslide TooFab Using your sick child as a political pawn. Sad. TooFab Speedy recovery little angel. 🙏 TooFab It’s sad but all he sad is trash trump. No sympathy for you dog TooFab MAGA2020 TooFab Hollyweird at it again..

TooFab Trump 4 ever TooFab VoteTrump TooFab I agree. Only way to vote is trump TooFab Yeah well FUCK Kimmel TooFab Awe 😢 man 2020 the bad new year. I hope his son will be ok❤🙏🏿 TooFab Much love to Jimmie and his family ❤️💛💚 TooFab I feel his pain. My 4 ur old has had 2 with a 3rd coming soon. God bless these babies

TooFab Politicizing your child ain’t a good look...regardless of your political beliefs... TooFab Are you serious TooFab That's really discusting yo use his adorable son to sell a lie to his viewers, show me where Trump takes away pre existing conditions TooFab Sorry Kimmel ...... but it’s not Trump’s fault. Bless you.

TooFab Kimmel is Latin for cuck. TooFab I'm very sorry for his son and send prayers for healing but using your child to get people to vote your way is so wrong and I plan to vote Trump because I don't listen to the lies of the left TooFab Not easy to perform 100% when private life is hard on you! Respect!

TooFab Lol this is the most idiotic thing I have ever seen. Yes, people vote, otherwise if trump wins your baby with pre existing conditions won’t make it. Fucking weirdo jimmykimmel TooFab 😭😭😭😇😇😇💯💯💯 TooFab Trump 2020 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 TooFab Why isnt he fired yet? TooFab Jimmy is a hero for having medical insurance to cover his son's procedures so he advocates that parents have the government provide it instead of parents being responsible

TooFab So your saying, you’re multi millions afforded you unsatisfactory healthcare and now your son is a political martyr. Weird TooFab I’ll take “vote with your brain” if there are some “independents” out there! TooFab 🙏🏽 TooFab How does he still have a show after his blackface stunt? TooFab Although he's since softened on his mocking of 'antivaxxers' it's hard to look past the hypocrisy. So called antivaxxers are usually parents of children with vaccine injured children who are also sick & suffering. The democrats & joe Biden want to mandate vaccines. No thanks.

TooFab Praying for him and his family 🙏🏽♥️ TooFab God bless your family TooFab Five votes for a Biden from Chicago. Ages 18-53. TooFab Voting Trump with all my heart TooFab I send my prayers to your family. Get better soon baby boy. And still Kimmel is strong enough to make us laugh while he continues to keep his head up!

TooFab TooFab What a moron. Who wastes their time watching or listening to him? TooFab No one cares TooFab Did we somehow forget this? I surely haven't jimmykimmel Now he's using his son as a PROP-aganda tool, give me a break!!! TooFab God bless him, his son and family. But Jimmy was out of bounds here. Wtf

TooFab 🙏🙏🙏💙🙏🙏🙏 TooFab is he seriously exploiting his own son for political purpose? wow TooFab Be careful who you vote For. One wants to lock everything TooFab Damn 3 TooFab Vote trump !!

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