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Jimmy Kimmel Launches A Campaign On Social Media To Support CHIP

Date December 13, 2017 12:53

Jimmy Kimmel is continuing his fight for Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Shortly after his son had undergone a successful second surgery, Jimmy posted a photo with Billy on his IG. The message on his post is clear - support health insurance for children!

William 'Billy' Kimmel

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Billy is a 7-month-old baby who has, unfortunately, undergone two major heart surgeries. The operations were scheduled because of a pre-existing condition that cute Billy was born with. Fortunately, the surgeries were successful, and Jimmy got to share his joy with the world.

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William's health condition has been a very stressful and terrifying thing for the Kimmels. In a very emotional speech on his show, Jimmy has revealed to the public his son's illness and took a couple of days off. Kimmel was not simply happy with his son's recuperation, but he also took the chance to raise awareness about children health care.

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IG post that gives hope

Taught by his own experience, Jimmy has become the voice of the people. He is painfully aware that not all parents are as lucky as he is, and that children's health is not something to play with. His post is a true call-to-action as he asks everyone to support CHIP.

Health care for millions of kids is threatened. Call (202) 225-3121 to tell Congress to #FundCHIPNow!

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Seeing a wealthy celebrity standing up for the little guy's problems is both rare and remarkable. Perhaps, Kimmel can unite people under his name into pressuring Congress to vote for children health care.

Support is coming in from all over the world

Kimmel's IG post has had a waking-up effect on his followers. His fans are supportive and are relentless in spreading the message. Here are some of the praises Jimmy got for this post.

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People thanked Jimmy for being their voice in the big world!

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Support even came from Canada!

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We hope Jimmy will achieve his goal. As for his son, we wish him all the best.

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