We welcome opportunities to cheer on Leah Messer and her family, especially when it comes to her daughter, Ali.
Ali, 7, was diagnosed with a rare form of muscular dystrophy, which will eventually weaken her body to the point where she can't walk on her own.
"Her strength is still quite decent,” a doctor told Messer and her ex-husband, Corey Simms (Ali's father) in a March episode of Teen Mom 2.
“But once she’s getting to age 7, then gradually, the maturity affects her. Then she may very slowly get weaker.”
Messer shared an incredible video four days ago of Ali literally taking to the pool like a fish to water. The little girl put on her goggles, made sure mom was paying attention and took off from the steps.
It was incredible to see Ali so confident and happy.
"The determination in the little one is empowering in itself!!" Messer wrote.
"She NEVER gives up! I watch this video DAILY!! I had to share #MDWONTSTOPHER #Aliannah #MyHOPE."
In a second video, Messer continued to praise her daughter, who was splashing around like a champ.
"Once she learned how to swim, I couldn't stop her either! #MYBABY has #STRENGTH #DETERMINATION && #WILLPOWER !!
"I hope you guys really get to KNOW this little one. She will CHANGE your life! #MDWONTSTOPHER."
For the most part, it looks like Ali is confined to a motorized wheelchair, which the doctor recommended at the appointment since MD will weaken the little girl over time.
On a lighter note, Messer and her three daughters (Ali's twin, Aleeah and their half sister, Adalynn) are currently on vacation at Great Wolf Lodge in Anaheim, CA.
Teen Mom 2 is currently filming (there are likely cameras following Messer and her girls), while Teen Mom OG will premiere August 22nd on MTV.