Anna Faris may be known to many as one of the funniest women in Hollywood. What they do not know is that she is fighting a battle day in and day out that few of us could ever fathom. Her son Jack (whose father is her ex husband Chris Pratt) has experienced a wide range of health issues during his young life. He is five years old and while he seems happy, his smile does not even begin to tell the story.
Jack was born prematurely and Faris is finally opening up about the issues that they faced. She now hosts a podcast and when she had Jimmy Kimmel and his wife on for an episode, it was essentially impossible for them not to talk about the bond that they share. Jimmy’s son was also born with health complications and he has required several surgeries since his birth as well.
At this moment, Faris felt compelled to speak out about what she and her little boy had been through. Birth related complications are far more common than most of us realize. As of 2016, 10 percent of all babies were still being born too early. Anna used her platform to shed light on the experience and also call attention to an important organization.
Her and Pratt’s struggles with Jack led them to become far involved with the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth. In fact, Anna is even offering listeners the chance to win a very special prize from the organization: an appearance on her podcast and a chance to hang out with the woman herself. Best of all, it only costs $10 to enter and all of the money goes for a good cause.
Anna knows that there are a number of parents who deal with the issues that she experiences. Many of them do not have access to the same quality of medical care that she does. That’s why she is using her voice to speak out about the children who may not be given the same chances as her son or Jimmy’s. As for Jimmy, he already addressed the issues that face American parents in an emotional speech on his late night show.
Luckily, both children seem to be on the mend and are doing well by all accounts. If you would like to provide a donation to the good people at the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth, be sure to head to their website as soon as possible.