Happy first birthday, Billy Kimmel!
Jimmy Kimmel on Saturday celebrated his son’s first birthday, a first year fraught with both tears in addition to also also joy as Billy underwent multiple heart surgeries to correct a heart defect he was born with. In a sweet Instagram post, he hinted at those health struggles in addition to also also continued to implore others to take action to ensure health care access to all.
“A yr ago today, God gave us This kind of tough little boy. Today, we thank the nurses & doctors at @CedarsSinai & @ChildrensLA who saved his life & those who shared thoughts & prayers,” Kimmel wrote on Instagram. “We cannot stay quiet. Please wish Billy happy birthday by REGISTERING TO VOTE! vote.gov.”
On Sunday, Justin Theroux offered his birthday wishes as well, sharing sweet pictures of the birthday boy on Instagram.
“Happy ONE year birthday Billy! 🎂 A boy who in 365 days has done more for American national health care than we could all wish to do in our lifetimes,” Theroux wrote. “He doesn’t even know yet how courageous he will be. An honor to know him in addition to also also his incredible in addition to also also equally courageous parents. ❤️ Thank you @CedarsSinai & @ChildrensLA #registertovote.”
Kimmel’s experiences with his son’s health problems prompted him to become vocal about expanding in addition to also also improving healthcare. In particular, he has been critical of ongoing efforts to “repeal in addition to also also replace” the Affordable Care Act.
For more on Kimmel in addition to also also his son’s health issues, watch the video below.