TEEN Mom Leah Messer said she’s worried about her daughter Ali “falling easily” and told the preteen her “muscles are weaker” in a new promo video for this week’s episode.
The mom of three sat down for a heart-to-heart with the 11-year-old, revealing her concerns for her daughter’s safety without the help of her wheelchair.
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Teen Mom Leah Messer had a heart-to-heart with daughter her Ali in new promo video[/caption]
Leah expressed her concerns that Ali would fall without the aid of her wheelchair[/caption]
Ali insisted to her mother that she would be safe going to the park and wouldn’t fall[/caption]
In the clip, Leah, 29, explained how the aid of Ali’s wheelchair has provided her with the “freedom” to move around easily.
In turn, Ali insisted that she would be safe venturing to the park, despite her mother’s concerns.
“It’s not even that far away,” Ali said, before looking her mother in the eye assuring her “I’m not going to fall.”
Leah rebutted telling the preteen: “My job as a mom is to protect you and keep you safe. I’m always going to worry.”
Ali was diagnosed with Titin Myotonic muscular dystrophy in 2014[/caption]
Leah worries that Ali falls easily and her muscles are weaker[/caption]
Ali was diagnosed with Titin Myotonic muscular dystrophy in 2014, a rare form of progressive weakness disease.
The Hope, Grace & Faith author recently shared new testing on a nearly decade-old muscle biopsy may reveal new insight into her daughter’s disease.
The Teen Mom 2 star posted a sweet picture of Ali proudly wearing a cream-colored lace dress with the caption: “We’re so excited to document this part of our journey with all of you: Ali’s muscle biopsy from 2012 was recently sent to a lab at OSU for new gene therapy testing, possibly a step towards a cure.
“If her biopsy responds positively, it could potentially unlock doors for many others. So I partnered with a non-profit organization, @cureraredisease and organizing fundraising events to raise money for rare neuromuscular diseases like Ali’s.
“Do you guys have any ideas? I had an idea to do something on social media similar to the ice bucket challenge for ALS. I also enjoyed being a part of the obstacle course and color run events in the past. We’re open to all possibilities.”
Leah recently shared on her Instagram that Ali’s decade-old muscle biopsy was sent to the lab for testing[/caption]
Leah revealed that if the biopsy responds positively it could be a step towards a cure[/caption]
Leah recently discussed Ali’s life expectancy, tweeting: “There are now over 100 cases of Titin Myopathy Muscular Dystrophy worldwide.
“Research is showing a life expectancy of around 70 years, as long as there are no signs of heart or lung failure. This news brought hope to our family. This news brought hope to our family. She added that she has “hope for a cure.”
Earlier this year, Leah promised her daughter that she would do whatever she could to make life better for her.
The mom of three posted a photo with Ali in the kitchen.
Ali has a twin sister Aliannah who she shares with her first ex-husband Corey Simms[/caption]
Leah also shares daughter Adalynn with her ex-husband Jeremy Calvert[/caption]
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She captioned the picture: “I wouldn’t change you for the world, but I’ll do whatever it takes to change the world for you! #MDwontstopher #GirlMom #MuscularDystrophy.”
Leah shares twin daughters, Ali and Aliannah with her first ex-husband, Corey Simms.
She also shares Adalynn, eight, with Jeremy Calvert.
Leah has partnered with the non-profit organization Cure Rare Disease to raise money for rare neuromuscular diseases[/caption]