MODEL JOURDAN DUNN HAS A SON! WITH SICKLE CELL!
As the cover girl for the Spring 2011 i-D Magazine ” Exhibitionist Issue” 20 year old model Jourdann Dunn opens up about mother hood as a single parent.
What’s the best thing about motherhood?
J: The unconditional love for you child, it’s truly amazing. I will always put Riley before anything else because I’m a mother first, everything else comes after.
What’s the hardest?
J: Riley has Sickle Cell disease, so the hardest thing is not knowing if RIley is just miserable or if he’s in pain and having a crisis. Last December he has his first crisis and he was submitted to hospital for a blood transfusion. It was the scariest thing. All I wanted to do was take the pain away… I felt helpless as a mother. But now we have experienced his first crisis we are more prepared and know what to look out for. I am hoping to be able to lend my support to a Sickle Cell charity in the near future, as I want to try and help raise money and awareness about this disease.
Where have I been all this time? I didn’t know Jourdan had a 1 1/2 year old son, nor did I know that her son’s father was arrested for coccaine use! Geesh!
Learning that Jourdan is a mom and that her son is sick , makes me like her more. It’s tough being a mom to a healthy child, couldn’t imagine the heart ache she must go through when her child gets sick!