Supermodel Jourdan Dunn On Her Son’s Sickle Cell Disease

“The unconditional love for your child is truly amazing … I’ll always put Riley before anything else because I’m a mother first. But Riley has Sickle Cell disease, and the hardest thing is not knowing if he’s just miserable or in pain and having a crisis. All I want to do is take the pain away … I feel helpless as a mother. I’m lending my support to a Sickle Cell charity in the near future, to help raise money and awareness about this disease.”

Jourdan Dunn opens up in the “Exhibitionist Issue” of i-D magazine about her son’s Sickle cell disease, a hereditary disease in which the body forms sickle or crescent shape red blood cells. Unlike normal blood cells, Sickle cells are rigid and sticky, and can become stuck in blood vessels of the limbs and organs, causing pain, serious infections and organ damage. [Essence.com]

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