US comedian Kimmel makes tearful plea for children's health care

US comedian Kimmel makes tearful plea for children's health careChoking back tears, the star comedian Jimmy Kimmel has recounted his newborn son’s brush with death — and waded into the raging debate on health care in America — in an emotional speech that went viral on Tuesday. One of the biggest names in American comedy and the host of last February’s Oscars, Kimmel used the opening monologue of his “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” show to announce the arrival last month of his son Billy, who appeared at first to be a healthy newborn. Doctors and medical staff quickly determined that Billy, Kimmel’s second born child, had a serious birth defect requiring immediate open heart surgery followed by years of monitoring and future medical procedures.



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