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Jourdan Dunn Wants To Raise Awareness Of Sickle Cell Anaemia

Son suffers from disease...


Jourdan Dunn Wants To Raise Awareness Of Sickle Cell Anaemia


Supermodel Jourdan Dunn is planning to use her star status to help gain more support for the Sickle Cell Society.

The 21-year-old, whose son, Riley, was diagnosed with the genetic blood disorder, sickle-cell anaemia, wants to raise awareness about the disorder which is most common in Afro-Carribean and African descents.

Speaking to the Sunday Times Style Magazine, Jourdan said: "It's something people don’t really know about, due to the fact it’s gentic, so it doesn’t have the high profile of HIV or malaria."

"The first time Riley had a crisis, I was working in New York and due to travel to Puerto Rico. Mum was amazing and reassured me he was in the best hands and that I should keep working."

Dunn, who makes up one of 250,000 people in the UK believed to carry the gene for the non-contagious disorder, believes that more awareness of the disease has to to be raised.

"Riley looks just like a normal boy, but I can’t get away from the fact he has a serious disease."

Jourdan, who has modeled for the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier and Burberry, became a single mother to Riley in 2008 before his father was jailed for possession of cocaine.

We hope Dunn is successful in her campaign...

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