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Jimmy Kimmel’s son Billy, 7, undergoes third open-heart surgery: ‘A lot of optimism’ and ‘fear’
Jimmy Kimmel revealed over the weekend that his 7-year-old son, Billy, underwent his third open-heart surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.“Our boy Billy had his third (of three, we hope) open heart surgery. We went into this experience with a lot of optimism and nearly as much fear and came out with a new valve inside a happy, healthy kid,” he captioned an Instagram photo of his son resting and smiling in a hospital bed.“Once again Billy’s doctors, led by the brilliant surgeon Vaughn Starnes, cardiologist Tim Casarez and the excellent, hard-working staff, doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners at CHLA, including, but certainly not limited to Misty, Ann, Sylvia, Dana, Caleigh, Nick, Bekah, Julie, Kenny, Caroline, Lisa, Stephanie, Ellize, Ivy, Pam and Carrie came through for us with immeasurable kindness and expertise.”“Walking around this hospital, meeting parents at their most vulnerable, children in pain and the miracle workers who do everything in their considerable power to save them is a humbling experience,” he went on.“We hope you never need CHLA, but if you do – know that they help families regardless of their ability to pay, thanks largely to the Affordable Care Act (another salute to the late Senator John McCain), generous donations from companies like Disney, which I am proud to work for and especially from generous people like you.”The Oscars host also thanked Dr.
Brian Wilson - Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson placed in conservatorship following dementia diagnosis - nypost.com - Los Angeles
Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson placed in conservatorship following dementia diagnosis
place the musician under a conservatorship in February after the Beach Boys co-founder was diagnosed with dementia, Fox News Digital confirmed.The diagnosis, coupled with the recent passing of Brian’s wife, Melinda Wilson, led his family and doctors to make the decision.“I find from clear and convincing evidence that a conservatorship of the person is necessary,” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gus T. May said at the brief hearing.The judge said that evidence shows that Wilson consents to the arrangement and lacks the capacity to make health care decisions.His longtime representatives, Jean Sievers and manager LeeAnn Hard, were appointed as his conservators.In February, when his family initially sought the conservatorship, they released a statement to Fox News Digital, saying, “Following the passing of Brian’s beloved wife Melinda, after careful consideration and consultation among Brian, his seven children, Gloria Ramos and Brian’s doctors (and consistent with family processes put in place by Brian and Melinda), we are confirming that longtime Wilson family representatives LeeAnn Hard and Jean Sievers will serve as Brian’s co-conservators of the person.”Before her death, Melinda provided Brian with his “daily living needs,” involving “physical health, food, clothing, or shelter,” according to a court document obtained by Fox News Digital.In his advance health care directive, Melinda was named as his agent for healthcare — but there was not a successor put in place before her death.