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.”