Katie Price says her son Harvey ‘isn’t a thing to poke fun at’ & being a mum to a disabled child is a ‘badge of honour’

KATIE Price has emotionally declared that her son Harvey ‘isn’t a thing to poke fun at’.

The star went on to say how being a mum to a disabled child is a ‘badge of honour’.

Katie Price will star in a new BBC documentary about raising disabled son Harvey

Katie, 42, said her heartfelt words as she encouraged her fans to watch them in a new BBC documentary about their relationship.

Katie is set to open up about raising the 18-year-old, who has Septic Optic Dysplasia meaning he has complex hormone dysfunctions in the brain and is also partially blind and on the autistic spectrum.

She captioned a smiling snap of the pair and wrote: “Watch Harvey and I in our new @bbcone documentary – Katie Price: Harvey and Me on BBC One, Monday 25th January at 8:30pm.

“I wanted to share what really goes on behind closed doors – Harvey isn’t a thing to poke fun at, he’s my son, he overcomes mountains and obstacles everyday that other people take for granted – being a single parent of a disabled child is a badge of honour for me!

“I am so proud of him, he has feelings, and so do I.”

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Katie is keen for people to see what Harvey has overcome[/caption]

Harvey, pictured here as a baby with Katie, is autistic and struggles with the excessive appetite caused by his genetic condition ­Prader-Willi Syndrome
Harvey pictured here as a baby with Katie

Earlier the star gushed over her “unbreakable bond” with her eldest child as she revealed the release date for the programme.

She said: “Together we have built our private world, a bond between mother and son which goes deeper than most – we are unbreakable.”⁣⁣

The BBC billed the documentary as “a deeply personal one-off film”.

They added on Instagram: “@katieprice and Harvey open up about their lives as Harvey turns 18 and decisions need to be made about his future.⁣”

Katie opened up about 29st Harvey‘s weight gain last year.

His obsession with food is linked to his disabilities — which make him always feels hungry.

She has been forced to padlock the family fridge to stop him stealing frozen pizzas out of the freezer and eating them raw, and also has to lock the kitchen cupboards.

Doctors have warned that the battle to keep Harvey alive is “critical” — as he could drop dead from a heart attack if he doesn’t lose weight urgently.

Katie has now transformed a room in boyfriend Carl Wood’s house into a gym for Harvey to exercise.

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Katie Price has revealed her son Harvey will smash up her house and leave holes in the wall if she denies him food[/caption]

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Pictured above the damage Harvey has inflicted on the walls of her home[/caption]

The teen also suffers from behavioural problems and his mum said last year: “I’ve had to re-plaster my walls.” 

She explained Harvey breaks holes in the wall with his head and ‘smashes things’ if she stops him from eating.

She said: “It’s a cruel and horrible illness where he feels hungry all the time — and if he doesn’t get food he gets angry. It’s hard work.”

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