Leah Messer Reveals Daughter’s Incurable Disease

In a new interview with In TouchTeen Mom 2 star Leah Messer opens up about her daughter’s devastating diagnosis.

After four years of seeing Aliannah‘s developmental delays, the reality star has learned that her 4-year-old daughter has a rare – and incurable form – of muscular dystrophy.

“We were scared because we didn’t know what her future was going to look like, but we always pushed for answers,” Leah tells the mag. “We never gave up, and we never will. We’ll do everything we can to make sure Ali has the life that she needs.”

It sounds like the preschooler is facing unimaginable challenges.

“The disorder affects her respiratory system and progresses the older she gets,” Leah shares. “The bigger she gets and the more weight she gains, the harder it’ll be for her muscles to carry the weight.”

The reality star, 21, and new husband Jeremy Calvert, 24, a pipeline engineer, are planning to sell the dream home they purchased last year and move to a wheelchair accessible house.

It sounds like Leah’s ex-husband Corey Simms, 24, and the father to Ali and twin sister Aleeah become a source of support following the diagnosis. “Ali’s condition has brought us all extremely close together,” Leah says. “We have to stay strong for Ali, and things are going good.”

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  1. SMH

    She’s so cute! Glad they’re all working together for Ali’s sake. My nephew has cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, and is legally blind. Despite all that he’s an amazing beautiful funny smart boy! Yes, he has challenges but he’s been born w/ them so that’s all he really knows. To him, he’s quite normal! I’m sure Ali knows she’s different but by making her feel like the other girls she won’t grow up feeling that way! It’s always a lot harder on the parents then the kids!

  2. Lou x

    The poor girl…I’ve worked with children that have muscular dystrophy and it’s a horrible diagnosis for any family to get. I wish them all the luck in the future and all the best to little Ali x

  3. Emily

    Leah was always my favourite on the show, and this is just heartbreaking. All the best to little Ali! x

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