Chris Pratt shares a personal story about his son on World Prematurity Day

US actor Chris Pratt arrives for the screening of The magnificent Seven, at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, in Venice. (AP)

On November 17, Chris Pratt joined the world in commemorating Prematurity Day by sending a heartfelt message about his four-year-old son Jack, who was born premature.

The 37-year-old actor, who, with his wife Anna Faris, welcomed Jack as a preemie, took to social media to share a very sweet and precious video of his son, playing with a Praying Mantis.

The caption on the Instagram post read, “As many of you may know, our son Jack was just over 3 pounds when he was born. Thanks to scientific advances made possible by #marchofdimes funding, today he’s a perfectly healthy, curious 4 year old.”

 

Pratt has been a big supporter for March of Dimes since his son’s premature birth, always speaking out about the experience.

“Today is #worldprematurityday. 15 million babies are born #prematurely each year around the world. And 1 million of them won’t live to celebrate their 1st #birthday,” the proud daddy wrote, “Join me in supporting their [March of Dimes] efforts to give every baby a fighting chance.”

World Prematurity Day is observed on November 17 every year to raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide.

 

 

 

 

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