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Jourdan Dunn Opens Up About Son's Illness, Being A Single Mother

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Jourdan Dunn covers i-D magazine's "Exhibitionist Issue" along with B.F.F. Karlie Kloss, and inside, the 20-year-old model talks about the tough year she had and learning not to fear being a single mother (she presumably split from her boyfriend who was arrested for cocaine possession two Februarys ago).

Some excerpts from the interview:

What's the best thing about motherhood?

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?

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.

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