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"We Are Grateful": Jimmy Kimmel Celebrates Youngest Son's 2nd Birthday And Shares A Moving Tribute

April 23, 2019 17:48

Host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel is a proud father of four! He has two grown-up children, Katherine and Kevin, with ex-wife Ginna Kimmel, and two young kids, Jane and Billy, with wife Molly McNearney.

On April 21, which also coincided with Easter, Jimmy’s youngest one, Billy, celebrated his second birthday. This day is especially significant to the family, and Jimmy reminded everyone why it’s so important to him in a heartfelt Instagram post.

The happiest day

As the host has previously shared on his show, Billy was born with a serious heart defect. The boy underwent an open-heart surgery when he was just days old, and then had a second surgery when he was six months old.

In his heartfelt message, Jimmy thanked the incredible doctors and nurses at Cedars-Sinai and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, who made little Billy’s second birthday possible.

The host’s tribute reads:

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. #HappyEaster

In the picture that Jimmy shared along with his message of gratitude, Billy is smiling and looking very healthy and happy!

People’s moving reactions

Billy Kimmel’s story touched the hearts of many. Fans and those who know Jimmy personally wished his son a happy birthday.

Here are some of their heartwarming comments:

@shanaalbum:

Thank you for your continued support of nurses and the medical community! We try to save some lives in between playing cards!

@thehinkle5:

How appropriate that Billy’s birthday falls near a holiday that represents hope and overcoming 💛💛💛

@s.serrats:

Billy, you have opened our eyes to take care of all children.... 💚💚💚

@eliana_76:

Already?! Much love for him and his lovely family. Kids are natural warriors, they teach us every day. Happy 2nd birthday superhero 💫😘🎂🎁

@omartp20:

You broke my heart that time you went on the air and shared his story. Glad he’s ok. Many blessings!

Happy Birthday, Billy! May you have many more happy days with your amazing family.