Kelly Preston to Speak Out on Jett's Death


In what will, no doubt, be a heartbreaking speech, Kelly Preston will finally break her silence on the death of her 16-year-old son, Jett Travolta.

The actress will be speaking publicly for the first time about her loss at the California Governor's Conference for Women -- an event hosted by Maria Shriver.

"If she can empower one other woman who feels like they can't get out of bed, or get through the day, whatever the loss, it'll be worthwhile sharing her story," Maria told People.com of Kelly. 

Also on the "Grief & Resilience" panel are Elizabeth Edwards and Kate & Allie's Susan St. James -- both who have also lost a son.

"Their goal is, 'If I can help one other woman through this then it will be worth it,'" Maria said of the brave women. 

No doubt this will be extremely tough for Kelly, whose wounds are fresh. Jett passed away from a seizure in January and the Travoltas have yet to talk to the media.

"She has been thinking about this for a couple of months," Maria said of Kelly. "I asked her to speak and she knew about the conference and decided if she was only going to speak once, it would be here. She wants the conversation to be about more than just her."

Also scheduled to be at the conference, which takes place in Long Beach Oct. 26-27, is Kate Gosselin. 

"I invited her 4 to 5 months ago before all this other stuff happened," Maria said of the divorcing mom. "My daughters are enamored with her show. They said, 'Invite her, she has 8 kids and the show so interesting. Nobody can prepare anyone for what she has gone through. I'm happy to have her."

Sounds like it's going to be quite the event.

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