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Leah Calvert's ex-husband can't accept that Ali needs a wheelchair

'Teen Mom 2' star Leah Calvert takes her daughters to the aquarium.
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Leah Calvert and her ex-husband Corey Simms recently found out that their four-year-old daughter, Ali Simms, was suffering from muscular dystrophy.

However, while Calvert has taken the necessary steps to get her daughter into a wheelchair and also enrolled her in school early, Simms is having trouble digesting the news and seems to be in full-on denial.

“Leah is doing everything she can for Ali and she wants her to use the wheelchair to make her life better,” a source close to Calvert told Radar Online on April 15. “Corey of course loves his daughter, but he’s been more difficult to convince that it is the best thing for Ali. He doesn’t want to accept that she does need the wheelchair.”

Because Ali's muscles will soon be unable to hold her weight, Ali will eventually be in a wheelchair full-time, but for now, she's in the transition period, which seems to be a little confusing for Simms. In his eyes, Ali is doing just fine right now, so there appears to be no reason for Ali to start using her wheelchair, but for Calvert, she knows it is best to begin Ali's wheelchair use now so that she is completely comfortable by the time she needs it.

“Leah hates that Ali needs a wheelchair, but she accepts it and makes it as easy for Ali as she can,” the source told Radar. “She wants Corey and his family to do the same thing because she doesn’t ever want Ali to get two different messages about her life.”

For more of Leah Calvert and Corey Simms' stories, tune into the Teen Mom 2 two-part reunion special, which begins airing tonight on MTV at 11 p.m.

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