'Teen Mom 2' star Leah Messer shares an emotional update on daughter Ali's Muscular Dystrophy
Leah Messer opens up about her daughter Ali's muscluar dystrophy and shares an emotional update with her fans and followers
'Teen Mom 2' fans have seen Leah Messer go through almost every big challenge, a mother can possibly face and endure over a period of eight years. Leah, recently, opened up about her daughter Ali's condition Muscular Dystrophy and talked about the health issues that's been bothering her daughter.
An emotional episode of 'Teen Mom 2' which released on July 3 showed Aliannah's teachers reaching out to Leah and her ex-husband Corey Simms to talk about her health issues. The little girl was falling asleep in the classroom as well as on the school bus. Leah spoke about how her daughter and shared that Ali was "really struggling."
She also spoke about how her daughter had said that her legs were tingling and, of course, no mother would want to see their child suffer in any way. Leah shared that it broke her heart to see Ali in constant pain and said, " A lot of s--t is happening at once with her and it’s scary. It’s scary." Leah has always been very open and forthcoming about her daughter's disease.
"As I’m doing Ali girls makeup she looks at me and says. 'Mom, what’s it like to see with two eyes?'” [sic] Leah had tweeted in April along with a crying face emoji. In a very tear-jerking scene, which aired on the last season of 'Teen Mom,' Ali's twin sister, Aleeah Gracie Simms stated that she feels personally responsible for her sister's health condition. "Is it because I crammed her up? Because I squished her?" Aleeah asked.
To which a visibly emotional Leah responded, "It had nothing to do with you." She said, "You'll learn when you get older, but it's not your fault." Leah did not want her daughter to feel this way or blame herself. She felt that it would be better if Aleeah spoke to a therapist and gave her someone she could talk to, a decision which was heavily criticized by many fans.
In the following episode of 'Teen Mom 2,' Aleeah started acting out while they were in the car and on the way to the therapist's office. Aleeah did not want to talk about her feelings and some viewers went to the extent of calling her a brat.
As any parent would, Leah defended her daughter immediately but eventually revealed that she did discipline Aleeah for her behavior. She shared that she had taken away her daughter's WiFi and TV time.
Messer's daughter Ali was diagnosed with a condition known as Muscular Dystrophy shortly after she was born. Her parents, Leah and Corey Simms have tried to do everything within reach to help their child get better. However, there is no guarantee that her health condition won't deteriorate with age.
Fans and followers have been rooting for Ali and her optimistic spirit ever since her birth along with her twin sister almost eight years ago. The condition makes it difficult for Ali to walk and perform other basic motor functions unlike her twin and her siblings have been nothing but supportive and encouraging of her.
Leah's life, like majority other single mothers, has been nothing short of a massive challenge but her determination and willingness to do what is best for her daughter didn't go unnoticed. Fans and followers have complimented and praised both Leah and her ex-husband Corey Simms for setting aside their differences and looking after their daughter.
Leah's life so far has been rather complicated but she remains optimistic has she told Kailyn Lowry," I feel like the right person is going to be worth our time and it's all going to make sense." Messer had twin girls with her ex-husband Corey Simms but reunited with a former flame Robbie Kidd after the girls were born in December 2009.
She got back together with Simms and went on to marry him in October 2010, only to call the marriage off around a year and a half later for another shot at things with Kidd. While she was figuring whether to get back with Corey or not, she went on to marry Jeremy Calvert in the year 2012 and eventually called things off after the birth of their daughter, Adalynn.