Just six months after Messer learned her daughter would spend much of her life confined to a wheelchair, the MTV stars says the tot recently began running on her own.
“We don’t now what the future holds, but this is proof that we should never give up hope.”
Leah said she was shocked when Ali — whom she had with ex-husband Corey Simms – began running.
“She has so much determination. We’re in awe of how she handles adversity.”
Leah is taking the great news one day at a time though, facing the possibility that Ali may eventually still need a wheelchair.
But she believes there is a silver lining to Ali’s challenges.
“Ali’s disability has really brought us closer,” she said about her once-fractured family.
“We’re going to conquer this together.”