Leah Messer has not had it easy raising her twin daughters, Aliannah and Aleeah. Sadly, little Ali has been suffering from a rare form of muscular dystrophy — which causes her ‘severe’ pain daily. Poor thing.
Leah Messer, 22, of MTV’s Teen Mom 2 can take pride in herself for being an amazing young mother, but she can’t help but feel defeated when it comes to easing the pain of her daughter, Aliannah Simms, 4. The sweet little girl has been suffering from a rare form of muscular dystrophy, and in a new interview Leah revealed that her daughter is in almost always in pain.
Leah Messer’s Twin Daughter Ali Has A Painful Childhood
Aliannah Simms doesn’t have a typical childhood.
On the April 13 season five finale of Teen Mom 2, her doctor told the family that Ali’s condition is called titin gene mutation — an extremely rare condition that affects the heart and respiratory system. Sadly, this disorder affects Ali’s ability to walk, run and play like normal kids, including her twin sister, Alleah.
Millions of viewers have watched Leah’s twins grow up in front of their eyes on Teen Mom 2, but what they don’t see is the amount of excruciating pain Ali goes through on a daily basis.
Just recently, Leah opened up about how emotionally distraught she is over seeing her adorable preschooler endure such terrible pain everyday.
“The hardest thing is when Ali looks at me and says, ‘Mommy, my legs hurt.’ I know there’s nothing I can do about it,” Leah told In Touch. “It’s so tough for me.”
That is heartbreaking to hear. Thankfully, Ali has a wonderful support system in the form of her stay-at-home mother.
Ali’s Disease Takes A Toll On Her Physically, But Not Mentally
As Ali’s disorder progresses, she will have to rely on a wheelchair more and more often. The 4-year-old now wears a protective helmet, because she is unstable when she walks and tends to fall a lot.
Poor Ali, we know she just wants to go play like a normal kid.
“She’s going to fall more, and emotionally she’s going to get hurt,” Leah told the magazine. “We try to build up her self-esteem by telling her that every time she gets up from a fall it means she’s stronger than before.”
There’s one thing Ali doesn’t struggle with — and that’s her intelligence. The little beauty is constantly amazing Leah with her verbal skills!
“She uses big words like, ‘optimistic’ and ‘challenging’ — sometimes things I wouldn’t even think to say,” the proud momma reveals. Wow!
We hope Ali continues to thrive and maybe one day she will end up being valedictorian.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Is it going to be tough to see Ali go through all this pain in the next season of Teen Mom 2? Let us know below!
— Brittany King