Angelina Jolie revealed that two of her daughters underwent surgery recently in an article for International Women’s Day for TIME.
In the article, the Maleficent actress wrote:
“I have spent the last two months in and out of surgeries with my eldest daughter, and days ago watched her younger sister go under the knife for a hip surgery. They know that I am writing this, because I respect their privacy and we discussed it together and they encouraged me to write. They understand that going through medical challenges and fighting to survive and heal is something to be proud of.”
Writing from the hospital, Jolie described watching the two daughters “care for one another” and continues:
“My youngest daughter studied the nurses with her sister, and then assisted the next time. I saw how all my girls so easily stopped everything and put each other first and felt the joy of being of service to those they love. I also watched them…face fears with a resolute bravery. We all know that moment when no one else can help us, and all we can do is close our eyes and breathe. When only we can take the next step or breath through the pain, so we steady ourselves and do it.”
She made it a point to focus on her girls in the article, also adding that “their brothers were there for them” and that they were “supportive and sweet”.