Leah Messer’s daughter Ali is finally using her power wheelchair now that she’s received an accurate diagnosis of titin gene mutation. However, her father Corey Simms continues to live in denial, refusing to accept that his little girl needs a wheelchair at all. How sad.
Leah Messer, 21, is so proud of her 4-year-old daughter Ali for embracing her new wheelchair. Sadly, Leah is still struggling to help her ex Corey Simms, 24, accept the fact that their daughter now needs a wheelchair.
Leah & Corey Struggle With Ali Using A Wheelchair
Now that Leah knows the exact condition that plagues her daughter Ali, she is working hard to make sure that the adorable little girl is comfortable and not pushing herself physically.
However, it appears that Corey is still having a hard time accepting the fact that little Ali does occasionally need a wheelchair to get around. Even though Ali takes gymnastic classes and runs around with her sister as if nothing is wrong, her doctor suggested that for “long commutes” Ali use her power wheelchair.
“Corey of course loves his daughter, but he’s been more difficult to convince that it is the best thing for Ali. He doesn’t want to accept that she does need the wheelchair,” a source told Radar Online.
Leah Knows Letting Ali Use A Wheelchair Makes Life ‘Easier’
On April 14, Leah shared a family photo with all three of her daughters — including Ali “Gracie” and baby Adalynn — that shows Ali using her wheelchair at the Ripley Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
“Just a day at the aquarium with my babies! It was PERFECT!” the excited mom captioned the photo on Twitter.
According to Corey’s dad, Jeff Simms, Ali has only recently started using her wheelchair.
“She just got it. It is for times when extensive walking is required so she doesn’t wear herself out and can enjoy herself,” the proud grandpa replied to a fan when asked about the wheelchair on Twitter.
Even though Corey is still hesitant about Ali’s condition, it’s nice to see that the rest of her family is working on accepting the change and supporting her.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Do you think Corey will ever accept that Ali needs to use a wheelchair? Let us know your thoughts below!
— Lauren Cox