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Shaun White on Jimmy Kimmel Live May 2017

Shaun White Talks to Jimmy Kimmel About the Heart Condition He Shares With His Son

Jimmy Kimmel started his show on Monday night on a very serious and heartbreaking note when he revealed that his son William, who was born on April 21, suffers from a heart condition. The host got visibly upset as he choked back tears while talking about how Billy had to get his first of likely three open-heart surgeries shortly after he was born. While the entire thing has been terrifying for Jimmy and his wife, Molly, who are also parents to daughter Jane, he found comfort in professional snowboarder Shaun White. The athlete, who suffers from the same condition as little Billy, traveled all the way down to LA from Mammoth Mountain to talk to Jimmy about what living with the condition has been like for him, and that there is no reason to think Billy won't have a normal life. After Shaun revealed that he's been able to be so athletic because his parents didn't put too many limitations on him as a kid, Jimmy admitted that he's starting to look at his son's condition differently.

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