Katie Price thanks fans for support and says it 'means a lot to Harvey' after revealing he's going into full time care

KATIE Price has thanked her army of fans for their kind words after she revealed her son Harvey is moving to a residential college.

The heartbroken mum, 42, hopes that her disabled 18-year-old will thrive and become more independent living in full time care.

After sharing her news with readers of The Sun, Katie has been inundated with messages of support.

She has now reached out to her followers, saying: "Thank you to everyone for your kind words and support over the past few days.

"It means a great deal to myself and Harvey."

Katie has raised disabled Harvey mostly as a single mother.

The pair have spent six months visiting colleges for children with autism and learning disabilities. They hope Harvey can start at their top choice later this year.

Mum-of-five Katie told The Sun: "It’s so upsetting to think I won’t see him every day but this is the best thing for Harvey and we have to think positively because I don’t want him to think I’m just getting rid of him.

“This is his chance to live an independent life, learn skills and socialise with people other than me.

“I’m trying to get him used to me not being there all the time. But he’ll call on his iPad and say, ‘Mum, I need you’, and I run to him.

“When he’s three hours away it will break my heart because I won’t be able to get there as I’ve got to juggle him with my other kids."

She added: "When he goes to college he will learn to be an adult. He says now, ‘Mummy, I’m not a boy, I’m a man.’"

Meanwhile, earlier today, The Sun told how Katie wants Harvey to finally meet his secret half-brother.

Harvey's estranged father is retired footballer Dwight Yorke, who welcomed another son – Orlando – in 2007.

Katie, who together with Harvey will star in the upcoming BBC documentary Katie Price: Harvey and Me, has also told Dwight "the door is always open".

She said: "I would love Dwight to watch the documentary and reach out to Harvey. I've always said the door is open for Dwight when he wants to get in touch.

"At the end of the day Harvey has done nothing wrong, he's innocent and deserves to know his dad and meet his half-brother."

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