John Travolta and Kelly Preston's Son Dies

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John travolta Kelly Preston Jett TravoltaParents should never have to bury their children. It's supposed to be the other way around. So we always grieve a little harder when a mom and dad have to plan their son's or daughter's funeral. Our hearts and our prayers go out to John Travolta and Kelly Preston on the death of their 16-year-old son, Jett.

The family had been vacationing in the Bahamas over the New Year when Jett, according to some reports, suffered a seizure and hit his head in the bathroom. Attempts to revive him failed. Ms. Preston had earlier shared the news that Jett suffered from Kawasaki Syndrome, a little known illness that involves the swelling of arteries which can lead to seizures.

As a father who held his daughter while she died, I know first hand how devastating this time can be. When there's no target for blame, sometimes anger can be directed inward. 80% of all marriages fail when a child dies and depression can linger for years.

Let's keep the whole family in mind, including Jett's sister, Ella, and the extended family as well.

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.