In 2009, the family was enjoying New Year's break in the Bahamas when a nanny found Jett lying unconscious. They rushed him to the hospital, but he couldn't make it. Travolta and Kelly almost lost all interest in life and barely coped with it. A year later, the pair welcomed another son, Benjamin. He has given them hope and a new beginning.
An emotional tribute to their eldest one
The boy also had a charity named The Jett Travolta Foundation that is set up to assist children with special needs. It's just a few days ahead of when Jett would have celebrated his 27th birthday that his mother commemorated him. She tributed to him and also empowered the parents having a kid with special needs. It served as an appreciative reminder on World Autism Awareness Month.
Kelly shared a black & white portrait of herself and Travolta showering late Jett with love. Then 16-year-old was beaming by his devoted parents' side. She captioned the picture with a meaningful message:
To my sweet love, Jett... you are in our hearts forever. I send love to all of the beautiful autistic children and the wonderful people who love them. May we all shine and grant love and respect to children with special needs💕
Fans sent the family tons of support
Preston's followers on Instagram sent their love and regards to her. Their hearts ached for the agony that John and Kelly had gone through.
🙏 and love for your beautiful son! May God continuously shine his light on him!
Thank you for being so honest and open. I’m so so sorry for this loss. He was beautiful. People -strangers-really saw that.
He was so handsome. My heart breaks for you both, still. Hard to believe it's been 10 years. ❤️
I remember the day I heard of this sad news. I was so heartbroken for you all. Blessings to your family
There is no way to move on from such tragedy but, John and Kelly are braving it out greatly. Share this and wish the Travolta family healing.