Sunday, January 04, 2009

RIP Jett Travolta

John Travolta's 16 year old son with a developmental disability died 4 days ago while the family was vacationing in the Bahamas. It's reported that he had a seizure in the bathroom at the hotel the family was staying at. He apparently banged his head on the floor which may have been the cause of his death. An autopsy is being done today.

Did you know that John and his wife Kelly Preston had a child with a developmental disability? I didn't. No finger pointing here, but I believe the community at large must be made aware that celebrities, politicians, atheletes, and everyone else on the planet are subject to giving birth to a person with a developmental disability.
Maybe then we can muster up the support and compassion these people deserve.

I hope that the Travolta/Prestons can find some solace in their obvious grief over the loss of their son. And may Jett be taken to a place where people like him are welcomed and wanted outside of their family.


David McDonald said...

Getting this published has not been easy.

Harmony said...

I very much agree with the fact that those in positions of social influence(and of course the average citizen) should share and normalize the presence of those with developmental disabilities within local communities. I am inspired by your sense of justice and desire for equality. Your outspoken nature and dialogue is much needed in this culture based on social superficiality.

David McDonald said...

Right fucking on sister! I have a daughter named Harmony. She doesn't usually write like you. Is that MY Harmony??