Teen Mom 2 star Leah Messer's daughter asked her a question about eyesight and it broke her heart
Leah Messer recalls the heartbreaking question that her daughter had asked her and expresses sadness over not being able to help.
Teen Mom 2 star Leah Messer recalled the time when she had to answer a heartbreaking question put to her by her daughter Ali. On Wednesday (April 4), recalled that Ali asked her a question which she was struggling to answer.
“As I’m doing Ali girls makeup she looks at me and says. “Mom, what’s it like to see with two eyes?” …,” she wrote. Ali, 8, struggles with muscular dystrophy — a genetic disease that causes progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. Leah spoke about feeling sad about not being able to help her daughter. “Everyday I wish I could take her place but I know there’s a greater purpose!” she added.
Leah confessed that this incident broke her heart. The reality star has been vocal about her daughter's struggle with muscular dystrophy on the show. Back in September, she spoke about being worried about the state of Ali’s lungs and heart. “They did testing on everything, her heart, her lungs,” Leah told her sister, Victoria after Ali had to undergo a series of tests after she complained that she couldn't breathe.
“She does have allergies that are restricting her airways and causing asthma,” continued Leah. Just a month back, Leah was shocked after she received a phone call from Ali’s father and her ex, Corey Simms informing her that he was taking Ali to the hospital.
“The reason I am calling is that Ali is having a hard time catching her breath and I think I need to take to her to the emergency room because she says she couldn’t breathe,” he said. “She’s fine… I think it’s a little scarier for us. But we’d rather be safe than sorry.” At the same time, Ali also struggles with not being able to eat her food by herself. "She had mentioned to us that she hadn’t been eating at school and that she was falling a lot,” Leah said during the episode. “She needs somebody with her, by her side, at all times.”
Despite this, Leah does not plan to give up and says she would stick by her daughter no matter what happens. “I’m fighting for Ali — I’m going to do everything that she needs done,” she said. “We wanted her to be independent, and at the same time things are becoming progressive.”