I just listened to an emotional and heartfelt story by a popular television host about a traumatic event his family experienced after the birth of his son. I am grateful that there is good news about his little boy and that he received excellent medical care, lots of prayers and is recovering well at home. I wish him the absolute best including the blessings of good health as he grows up.
My oldest daughter, Jennifer was born with a congenital heart defect that was overlooked and she was released from the hospital after the usual few days without any medical diagnosis or intervention and consequently passed away unexpectedly in my arms a few weeks later. As a parent at the young age of 20 or any age, this is a devastating experience.
Losing a child changes your life forever in so many ways. It also gives you deep compassion for other families who may be going through a difficult time in regards to their children and circumstances that sometimes arise out of their control.
In my situation, I did have health insurance but I respect Jimmy Kimmel for sharing his story and his plea for Americans to take care of each other by offering healthcare for everyone regardless of pre-existing conditions or ability to pay. It can and will save lives.