In the wake of all the drama, stress and heartbreak surrounding daughter Ali Simms’ tragic diagnosis, Leah Messer says the toddler is defying doctors’ predictions.
The Teen Mom 2 star's offspring isn't just mobile, she's nearly running these days, despite doctors saying she'd likely require a wheelchair soon, and for life.
It's possible she will indeed be bound to a wheelchair, but for the time being, she's carrying on and making progress with no need of such assistance at all.
In a recent interview, Leah and ex-husband Corey Simms, said they are going to remain positive despite the muscular dystrophy that has hampered her.
“Ali is running!” gushed Leah. “She’s doing so much better than expected. We don’t know what the future holds, but this is proof that we should not give up hope.”
If you watch Teen Mom 2 online, you know that Corey, 24, "refuses to accept" Ali’s condition, especially as the little girl seems to be doing so well.
“Until the day she doesn’t walk, I’ll never think she won’t,” he stated, considering anything else defeatist and sounding more optimistic than in denial,
He also said that he not only has hopes for a normal childhood for his daughter, but a normal adulthood; he wants to walk Ali down the aisle one day.
Will Corey get that chance? Our fingers are collectively crossed at THG.
Either way, the couple deserves praise for how they are handling this.
Simms is remarried, to Miranda Patterson. Leah Messer, 21, is now married to Jeremy Calvert. Yet the exes remain a united and dedicated front for the girls.
Leah previously expressed that though the devastating disease has been very hard, she has no intention of making her daughter feel any different.
“I try not to show any emotion in front of her,” Leah admitted.
“So if I do get upset about it, it’s when she’s asleep.”
Kudos, mom, for a job well done day in and day out.