KATIE Price has told her terminally-ill mum, 64, to go wild on credit cards before she dies because “they can’t come and get it once you’re gone”.
Katie Price has told her mum to go on a spreading spree before she dies
Offering her advice to those in a similar situation, she said: “Just build memories, don’t mourn about it, have a laugh. I said to my mum for a laugh ‘if I was in your position, I would put everything on hp (hire purchase) because once you are gone, they can’t come and get it.’
“And she said ‘you know what that is a good idea’. I said ‘why don’t you?’, she said ‘they’d leave it to Price (her husband)’.
“I said ‘don’t worry about it, you’ll be in the ground, no one will know’. So we do jokes like that. It’s good that as a family we have a joke.”
Katie’s mum Amy has been told she doesn’t have too long to live
The mum-of-five continued: “We all laugh and joke about it, my mum has written letters so I turn it into a positive that if you have a terminal illness.
“What I have learnt from my mum is that in a way you are in a good position because we are all going to go at some point.
“We don’t know when it is but I suppose if you do know, you can plan, you can write your letters, you can say things you want to say to people and that is what my mum has done, so don’t just think doom and gloom.”
Katie revealed how she deals with the news about her mum
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Katie has filmed a miniseries for Channel 4 about her mum.
The latest heartbreaking film saw Katie reveal her mum, who is on an oxygen supply, “hasn’t got long left to live” .
It also saw Katie visiting mindset coach Will Murtha to learn how to balance her grief with making the most of Amy’s final days.
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