Cory Wharton, star of TEEN Mom, has burst into tears while holding his newborn daughter after learning of his child’s medical diagnosis.
In an Instagram Story, Cory, 31, described holding his new baby girl “one more time.”
Maya Grace Wharton, Taylor Selfridge’s baby, was born in early June.
“There she is!” the Teen Mom OG star exclaimed as the camera zoomed in on Maya’s adorable face during the sweet video.
His newborn girl then pouted her lips and burped.
When their second daughter went back to sleep, both parents laughed at the same time.
Cory said: “Hi mama!”
‘WE LOVE HER’
Maya has Tricuspid Atresia, a type of congenital heart disease, according to the Teen Mom star.
“It occurs when the tricuspid valve in the heart fails to develop,” he explained.
“This valve helps the heart perform its primary function of pumping blood between the lungs and the rest of the body.”
The baby recently underwent her first successful surgery and is recovering at this time.
“I always tell her that she is strong, and she got this, and she doesn’t need to be scared,” Cory said, maintaining his optimism.
“She’s adored by her sisters.” She’s one of our favorites. “She’ll be back home soon,” says the narrator.
“With her condition, it requires another two open-heart surgeries: one at 4-6 months old and the next not until she’s three or four years old,” the MTV star wrote in his previous post.
“Right now, we’re all trying to stay positive, and Tuesday’s successful surgery is something to be thankful for.”
“That’s one down. We have two left.”
‘MOST CHALLENGING WEEK’
“The last nine days have been a complete rollercoaster for us and the most challenging week I’ve had as a mother thus far,” Taylor wrote in an emotional message on social media.
“I’ve wanted to share this with everyone because I’ve been looking for other heart mamas who understand the pain I’m going through, and I’ve found some support from other moms.”
“I’m new to this, but if there are any mothers out there who need someone to talk to, please don’t hesitate to contact me because I need you as well.”
CORY’S PERSONAL LIFE
Cory revealed that Taylor is expecting their second child together at the beginning of March.
Mila, Cory’s 1-year-old daughter with Taylor, is his only child.
Cheyenne Floyd, 29, and her ex-boyfriend Cory have a 4-year-old daughter, Ryder.
Zach Davis, her fiancé, is the love of her life.
Cheyenne and Zach have set September 29th, 2022 as the date of their wedding.