Travolta Family Launches Memorial Jett Travolta Foundation
First Published: February 20, 2009 1:11 PM EST Credit: JTP Films
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- In memory of their son, John Travolta and Kelly Preston are launching the Jett Travolta Foundation, the actor has announced on the family’s Web site.
The foundation will “assist and provide relief to children with vision, hearing, mobility, communication, behavior learning impairments or other special medical, environmental, health or educational needs,” according to a statement on the site.
Jett Travolta, 16, died from a seizure disorder on January 2 at the family’s home in the Bahamas.
Following the teen’s death, the family issued a statement, thanking everyone for the support in the wake of their loss.
“We would like to extend our deepest and most heartfelt thanks to everyone who has sent their love and condolences,” the statement read. “Jett was the most wonderful son that two parents could ever ask for and lit up the lives of everyone he encountered. We are heartbroken that our time with him was so brief. We will cherish the time we had with him for the rest of our lives.”
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