Teen Mom 2 star Leah Messer-Calvert is a brave, tough mama who has already been through so much as a mom at just 21 years old. Just six months ago, her daughter Aliannah Hope was diagnosed with a rare, incurable form of the degenerative disease muscular dystrophy. Doctors have warned Leah and Ali's dad Corey Simms that Ali could very well be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of her life. So hard ...
But in a new interview with InTouch, Leah reveals Ali is doing amazingly well at present.
The MTV star shares:
Ali is running. She has so much determination. We’re in awe of how she handles adversity. ... She’s doing so much better than expected.
Awww, that's truly amazing -- and heart-rending, to say the least. Still, Leah acknowledges:
We don’t know what the future holds, but this is proof that we should never give up hope.
Very true. Although there may be many things about Ali's condition that are out of Leah and Corey's control, their support for and faith in their little girl is invaluable. She may very well be able to overcome the odds, but at the same time, it is probably best that Leah remain as grounded as can be about the entire situation.
And making that even easier: Feedback from encouraging fans. Leah shares:
One girl who reached out to me also suffers from muscular dystrophy. It made my hope for Ali so much more realistic.
Striking the balance between being realistic and full of hope is exactly what this sweet super-mom should continue striving to do.
What do you think is the best way for Leah to think about Baby Ali's struggle?
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