British model Katie Price – who also goes by the name Jordan – and her 10-year-old son Harvey were seen enjoying a mother-son stroll in London, England on Tuesday (October 16).
According to The Guardian, the reality television star keeps a set of printed cards in her purse so when she encounters people staring at her eldest son – who has septo-optic dysplasia (which causes blindness and growth hormone deficiency), Prader-Willi syndrome (a genetic disorder that means he is likely to eat to excess and is prone to obesity and diabetes) and ADHD and autism – she can simply hand one to them (one card reads “You’re obviously looking because you’re interested. This is his condition… Look up what’s wrong with him and if you want to donate to a charity that supports children like this, then do it”) and walk away. In Katie’s mind, this is an efficient way of dealing with the ignorance and incomprehension that she confronts on a regular basis.
“Well, you just get on with it, don’t you?” she says about raising a child with serious disabilities. “What can you do? I can’t sit in the corner and cry and go, ‘Oh, Harvey’s blind.’ I can’t change anything. I didn’t dwell on it. Fortunately I’m the kind of person that gets on with things.”
Harvey’s father is former footballer Dwight Yorke.
Katie is also mama to son Junior, 7, and daughter Princess, 5, with ex-husband Peter Andre.View Slideshow »»