January 22, 2014 02:56 PM by Suzy Kerr
Teen Mom star Leah Messer may be only 21 years old, but she’s been through a lot in those 21 years. Now the young reality star must deal with another blow, and this is worst yet. During yesterday’s premiere of the hit MTV show, Leah revealed the devastating reason behind the developmental delays of her daughter Aliannah.
Season 5 of Teen Mom premiered last night on MTV, and of course it was full of its usual drama. But the show took a far more serious turn when cameras turned to Leah Messer, who’s been struggling to find answers as to why her 4-year old daughter Aliannah’s development is delayed when compared to her twin sister Aleeah. Leah finally received the answer last night, when doctors told her that Aliannah suffers from a rare type of muscular dystrophy.
The news was devastating to Leah and her husband Jeremy Calvert, who are also parents to 11-month old Adalynn. In an interview with Us Weekly, the mom of three explained, “Eventually, Ali could be in the [wheel]chair all the time,” referring to the condition’s degenerative nature.”But I’ve never seen her so happy. She chases Aleeah and doesn’t fall down anymore,” she continued.
In spite of the heartbreaking diagnosis, both Leah and Jeremy are determined to stay positive and give their girls the best life possible. “Ali enjoys drawing and Aleeah takes cheerleading lessons,” the reality star shared with Us Weekly.And what about the youngest member of the family? Well, it seems that the almost-one-year-old is pretty demanding of Leah’s time.“Adalynn, meanwhile, is a mama’s girl,” Leah told the magazine. “I can’t go out!”
So what do you think about Leah Messer’s tough news? Will she and Jeremy be able to provide Aliannah with everything she needs? And what did you think of last night’s premiere? Tell us in the comments!
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