‘Teen Mom 2’ star Leah Messer finds it incredibly difficult to cope with her daughter Ali’s muscular dystrophy, especially as she sees her struggle more each day. Leah has made it a point to never show her emotions in front of her daughter, however, because she doesn’t want to break her strong, fighting spirit.
Leah Messer opened up about the challenges she faces as her daughter Ali Simms, 4, fights against her muscular dystrophy every single day. While Leah, her husband Jeremy Calvert, and Ali’s dad Corey Simms, are finally getting some answers about their little girl’s illness, Leah confessed that she struggles to stay strong for her daughter’s sake as she watches Ali’s condition worsen.
Leah Messer On Child’s Muscular Dystrophy — She Struggles To Stay Strong
Leah admitted that she has made a vow to stay strong for her daughter, 4, as they face her muscular dystrophy diagnosis. Leah explained that she always has to put up a strong front so as to not upset her little girl. “I try not to show any emotion in front of her,” Leah admitted to Life & Style, “so if I get upset, it’s when she’s asleep.”
The heartbreaking diagnosis stops the little tot from playing like a healthy child. “Ali gets tired really easily, and its hard for her to walk,” Leah said. “She falls frequently.”
Despite all her efforts to stay strong, the 21-year-old mom of three understandably loses it at times. “Sometimes it feels like my heart has been ripped out of my chest,” she shared.
Leah Messer Is Inspired By Her Daughter’s Fighting Spirit
Ali on the other hand, doesn’t seem to let the disease slow her down. On the Jan. 28 episode of Teen Mom 2, Leah, Jeremy and the girls went on vacation, and Ali tried her best to not let her condition stop her from having fun. “I look at her as my strength and hope,” Leah told Life & Style of her brave little girl. “Without her, I don’t think I’d have the strength to go on.”
Tell us what you think HollyMoms. Would you be able to stay strong if you were Leah?
— Stephanie Sengwe