Anna Faris and Jimmy Kimmel Talk Their Sons' Health Struggles: 'Your World Completely Shifts'
On the Tuesday episode of Anna Faris' Unqualified podcast, she thanked Jimmy Kimmel and his wife Molly for being so vocal about children's healthcare
“The doctors and nurses that helped us and surrounded us were so unbelievably supportive that it inspired Chris and I to get involved in this,” adds the actress of supporting GAPPS — an organization that, according to its website,”strives to reduce the burden of preterm birth and stillbirth by advancing collaborative research to identify, develop, and implement evidence-based solutions.”
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“Billy’s great,” says McNearney, 39. “He had his second surgery and he’ll have one more when he’s older. It was tough.”
“But kids are so resilient — he had open-heart surgery on a Monday and we were home on Friday,” adds the mother of two (she and Kimmel also share daughter Jane, 3½, while Kimmel is dad to Kevin, 24, and Katie, 26).
“Jack had a few surgeries — he had a few hernia surgeries, he’s had a few eye surgeries and he had a little heart issue as well,” reveals Faris.
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“It’s been incredibly moving,” Faris tells the couple. “I really appreciate how vocal you’ve been.”
“Thank you. We have no choice,” Kimmel says.