Friday 15th January 2021
“It breaks my heart”
Katie Price gives son to assisted living
Physical and mental disabilities make life difficult for Katie Price’s son. When Harvey comes of age, the next step will be taken. He should become more independent in assisted living.
The decision was not easy for her, but Katie Price made her for the well-being of her child: Her 18-year-old son Harvey, who suffers from autistic behavior, a visual impairment, ADHD and Prader-Willi syndrome, will soon have one in a supervised dormitory Colleges live. “It breaks my heart. I don’t want Harvey to think that I just want to get rid of him,” Price explains in an interview with “The Sun”. But this is his chance to lead an independent life, to learn skills and to come into contact with people other than his mother, says the mother of five.
“It’s so bad knowing that I won’t see him every day, but that’s best for Harvey and we have to think positively,” Price continued. The family has attended colleges for children with autism and learning disabilities for six months and is now hoping that Harvey can be placed in her first choice later this year. You now have to learn to let go, says Price, who has an “incredible bond” with her son. “When he goes to college he’ll learn to be an adult. He’s now like, ‘Mom, I’m not a boy, I’m a man.'”
His siblings were very happy for their brother, says the 42-year-old. “You really want to follow his progress, but you will also miss him very much.” Harvey comes from his mother’s previous relationship with soccer player Dwight Yorke.