John Travolta Says Scientology Helped Him Cope with His Son’s Death
The controversial church is still a major force in the Travolta family’s life, and now they are helping the church help Haiti.
-Kathryn H. Cusimano
John Travolta and Kelly Preston were devastated by the death of their 16-year-old son Jett last year, but Travolta recently said the family is trying to move forward.
“[We] work hard every day with our church on healing,” Travola said recently.
Jett died suddenly last January at the family’s vacation home in the Bahamas. He had a seizure and collapsed, hitting his head in the fall. He was unconscious when he was found, and by the time an ambulance took him to the local hospital, he had died.
“Kelly and I and Ella have all been working very hard and they’ve been helping us,” Travolta added, referring to how Scientology has helped his wife and daughter. “I think this whole year every day we’ve been working on stabilizing ourselves and it’s been successful so far.”
John has been helping the Church of Scientology provide relief to victims of the earthquake in Haiti. The licensed pilot flew a plane full of supplies along with doctors and Scientologist ministers directly to Port-au-Prince.