Sadly, Leah Messer has revealed that her daughter, Ali, is still waiting for approval from their health insurance to get the wheelchair she needs due to her muscular dystrophy.
Leah Messer, 22, just can not catch a break, can she? Shortly after the Aug. 13 episode of Teen Mom 2 aired, the mother of three revealed that her daughter, Ali Simms, 4, is still not in possession of the wheelchair that was ordered for her by her doctor. What’s the hold up?
Leah Messer Reveals That Ali Still Doesn’t Have The Right Wheelchair
This is not good news.
On the Aug. 13 episode of TM2, Leah and Ali traveled to see Dr. Tsao because their insurance company needed visual proof that Ali was capable of using a motorized wheelchair. Their request had originally been denied because they felt that at 4 years old, she was too young to drive one.
Unfortunately, Leah revealed on Twitter that Ali is still without the proper wheelchair she needs.
“hope everyone enjoyed tonight’s episode.. we still have the loaner chair, but sadly it’s out of my hands. We are thankful for what we have,” the mother of three wrote to her fans and followers.
While it’s unclear when Ali recorded the video of her driving the wheelchair — perfectly, might I add — it’s a safe bet that it has been at least a couple of months since the episode just aired.
Thankfully, as seen during the episode, one of the physical therapists that works with Ali had an extra wheelchair on hand that he allowed Ali to take home with her. It’s the one she has been pictured in and gets to use for the time being.
It’s not the exact wheelchair that Leah ordered for her daughter, but thankfully Ali knows how to use it like a pro and is getting lots of practice being in charge of her own motorized wheelchair for the time being.
Despite everything, Leah’s hopes are still high that the wheelchair originally ordered for Ali — which is pink — will arrive before she returns to school.
“… but excited to get a list personal pink wheelchair for school etc. Say many prayers that we will have it soon. Xoxo.”
Leah is always so optimistic. What an amazing role model she is for her girls!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Do you think Ali is too young to use a motorized wheelchair? Do you think it’ll come in before school starts? Let us know your thoughts below!
— Lauren Cox