John Travolta’s wife Kelly Preston shares sweet tribute to late son Jett to raise awareness about autism
Jett was the oldest child of John and Kelly, he was only 16 at the time when he hit his head on a bathtub after suffering a seizure at his family’s vacation home
Actress Kelly Preston recently took to social media to share an incredibly sweet throwback photograph of her husband John Travolta and their late son Jett, in a bid to celebrate Autism awareness month.
The throwback image shows Kelly and her husband John kissing their son Jett, who died in 2009, just days before what would have been his 27th birthday. The 56-year-old actress captioned the photo saying, “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.”
Along with her caption, Kelly further added the hashtags autism awareness and autism, since Jett suffered from autism. For people who are unaware, World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated on April 2, and the month of April is considered Autism Awareness Month.
Jett, who was born on April 13, 1992, was the oldest child of John and Kelly, and had a history of seizures. The teenager passed away on January 2, 2009 while the family was on vacation in the Bahamas. Jeff was only 16 when he hit his head on a bathtub after suffering a seizure at his family’s vacation home on the island of Grand Bahamas, reported Fox News.
In 2003, Kelly had revealed about her son being diagnosed with Kawasaki disease, a condition that can cause inflammation of the arteries when Jeff as a two-year-old suddenly became very ill.
The 'Grease' actor recently opened about his son's death, saying the Church of Scientology helped him cope with the family tragedy. “The church never left our side for two years,” Travolta said in an interview earlier this year. “I don’t know if I would have made it through without their support.”
These days, John and his wife Kelly, who got married in 1991 having met on the sets of 'The Expert' in 1989, are busy ensuring their other two children, eight-year-old Benjamin and 18-year-old Ella, are on the right path. "Our children keep our interest in life very high," Travolta said. "Their future is very important to us," adding that while both had their fair share of chores, their household responsibilities also included "helping anywhere that's needed."