Katie Price’s story is rather unique for someone like her.
She was only 23-years-old when she fell pregnant with then-boyfriend Dwight York, and gave birth to her beautiful son Harvey, now 13, who is blind and has Prader-Willi syndrome.
Prader-Willi syndrome is the condition that is characterised by learning difficulties, growth abnormalities, and obsessive eating.
As a 37-year-old woman, she has admitted that at the time, she wasn’t prepared for what life would be like with a disabled child and although she has now learned to adapt to his condition, she confessed she is unlikely to have gone through with her pregnancy as a young woman if she had known, The Sun reports.
“I was young when I had Harvey and I admit it, that if I knew he was blind before I had him, as harsh as it sounds, I probably would have aborted him, because to me it’s like, ‘Oh my God, it’s blind, how would I cope?’.
I know it sounds harsh,” she said.
However, now she admits that she’s tempted to adopt a child with disabilities.
Speaking on Loose Women in the UK, she said: “But now it’s like, oh my god no way. If I got pregnant again and they said, ‘Your child’s going to have disabilities,’ or anything, I would definitely keep it. “I would even adopt a child with disabilities. Until you’re in that situation, you don’t know.”
She continued: “I absolutely love Harvey so much. I would never change anything about him. Yes it’s challenging, but it’s also rewarding.
“He’s a great character and I love him. I don’t think anyone should be ashamed at all if they’ve got a child with disabilities.”
Katie’s comments come just a week after hitting out at Harvey’s father, former footballer Dwight York, about not wanting to see him.
She also posted a series of photos of their son on Instagram with emotional captions. “Harvey so looks like Dwight Yorke here shame he doesn’t want to see him,” she wrote.
“He doesn’t deserve to see Harvey. Harvey hasn’t missed out on anything you have done a fabulous job without him xx.
“Seems you give him enough love for both parents … Dwights loss! shows how much of a man that he isn’t!”