Katie Price and Carl Woods build a home gym for 29 stone Harvey to help him lose weight – OK! Magazine
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Katie Price and boyfriend Carl Woods have reportedly decided to work as a team to make her son Harvey’s fitness a main focus.
The 18-year-old son of the former glamour model has Prader-Willi syndrome, which is a rare genetic disorder that causes learning difficulties, weight gain and behavioural problems.
The much loved big brother to her other four children is also autistic and partially blind.
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Harvey’s condition has meant that he has struggled with controlling his weight and is now up to 29 stone.
However, in order to help Harvey, Carl has now revealed he had turned his garage into a fitness area to enable the teenager to work out.
The former Love Island star told The Sun: “Kate and I have kitted my garage out with fitness equipment, and it’s all for Harvey.
“He likes to do things with me and Kate. If he sees us doing that, I think he’ll do that with us.”
Carl then explained that it is difficult for Harvey’s mother to limit his food intake.
He said: “It’s not an easy life for Kate at all. She would much rather get him to eat healthy but he doesn’t want to do it.
“Do you starve the boy? And cause him problems in that way.”
Back in July Harvey was rushed to hospital for a second time in two weeks.
A rep for Katie told The Sun Online: “His condition is very dangerous and Katie is terrified.
“He has a temperature of 42 degrees and is struggling to breathe.
One of his conditions is adrenal failure that could cause his organs to fail and is very dangerous.”
He was put in to intensive care, and released over a week later.
At the time a source told Mail Online that this experience had inspired Katie to really help Harvey loose weight.
They said: “Katie is about to embark on a new regime with Harvey in a hope that she can reduce his weight.”
“Harvey’s meds leave him with an insatiable appetite – Katie is constantly battling!
“But now, with the help of a specialist, Katie hopes to be able to help maintain Harvey’s weight for the immediate future.”
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