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Katie Price comforted to know ‘she’s not alone’ as she addresses response to Harvey documentary

Katie Price has thanked fans for their support after her documentary, Harvey & Me, revealing that it is comforting to know she is not alone.

The former glamour model, 42, gave fans an insight into what life is like looking after her son Harvey as he turns 18, due to his complex disabilities.

Harvey is the only person know to have his combination of conditions, which include Prader-Willi syndrome and septic-optic dysplasia and the documentary showed Katie trying to find the best residential college for him now he is an adult.

She opened up on social media following the overwhelmingly positive response to the film, telling her followers: ‘A message of thanks from us both… we have been overwhelmed by the amount of support Harvey, myself and my family have received since Harvey & Mr aired last week.

‘I have been inundated with emails and stories from parents in a similar situation to myself and Harvey, it’s been a comfort to hear I’m not alone and that many of you are experiencing the same.

‘My team and I will continue to read through your emails and will respond in due course, so please do bare with us. (sic)

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Katie thanked fans for reaching out after the documentary aired (Picture: Instagram)

‘Autism, online trolling and the period of transitioning that many of our young people are going through is something close to my heart.

‘I want to continue the conversation and support as many parents as possible. Thank you once again for all your continued support KP x.’

Katie also revealed last week that although the documentary shows some of the meltdowns Harvey can have when he is overwhelmed, she didn’t show the full extent in order not to ‘exploit’ him.

She told The Sun: ‘He can get a lot worse, but I didn’t want to show him having a massive meltdown.

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The documentary gave fans an insight into day to day life with Harvey (Picture: BBC)

‘It’s distressing for people watching because he really does kick off. And when he kicks off it’s like, “duck dive, what’s he going to chuck!”

‘But I thought I don’t need to add that in there – I think there’s enough in there for you to see that he is challenging.

‘We took the stance not to exploit him, I didn’t want people to say, “Oh look Katie is using Harvey to cash in.”’

She added: ‘Not everything I do is for money, and this certainly isn’t. This is about educating.’

Katie Price: Harvey & Me is available on BBC iPlayer. 

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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