In the wake of all the heartbreak surrounding daughter Aliannah Simms’ tragic diagnosis, Leah Messer is letting fans know that her little champion is defying doctors’ predictions. The ‘Teen Mom 2’ star says her daughter is nearly running, when doctors said she might not be able to walk and even recommended a wheelchair.
Leah Messer‘s daughter, Aliannah Simms is defying all odds set against her. The 4-year-old was predicted to be bound to a wheelchair, is soldiering on and making progress with no need of a wheelchair at all. In a recent interview, Leah and ex-husband Corey Simms, say they are going to remain positive and supportive of their little trouper.
Leah Messer’s Daughter Aliannah Simms Defies Doctors’ Predictions
Leah’s daughter Ali is defying all odds set against her. The little girl was diagnosed with an incurable form of muscular dystrophy on season 3 of Teen Mom 2 but she refuses to be bound to a wheelchair. Doctors were saying little Ali would not be as active as twin sister Aleeah, but their mom Leah is overjoyed to announce that Ali barely needs a wheelchair at all. “Ali is running!” gushed the 21-year-old mom of three in a recent interview with In Touch. “She’s doing so much better than expected,” she continued, “We don’t know what the future holds, but this is proof that we should not give up hope.”
Dad Corey, 24, doesn’t see a reason to be sad about Ali’s condition when the little girl seems to be doing well. “Until the day she doesn’t walk, I’ll never think she won’t,” he stated. He also showed that he not only has hopes for a normal childhood for his daughter, but a normal adulthood as well because he expects to be walking little Ali down the aisle one day.
Leah Messer & Family Rally Around Their Little Miracle
Leah previously expressed that though the disease is heart breaking, she has no intention of making her daughter feel any different. “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.”
Corey’s dad Jeff Simms also took sometime to dote over his little granddaughter. “She’s going to be just fine,” he tweeted, “We’re so proud of her!” In the In Touch interview, Leah admitted that Ali’s illness has helped bring the once tarnished family together, stating, “Ali’s disability has brought us closer. We’re going to conquer this together.”
Let us know, HollyMoms! Are you surprised by Ali’s progress?
— By Stephanie Sengwe