Cory Wharton, a reality star who appeared on MTV reality shows The Challenge and Teen Mom OG, has announced the arrival of his third child. Cory and his partner Taylor Selfridge welcomed their second child together on June 1st.

The couple welcomed a daughter together and chose to name her Maya Grace Wharton. Cory and Taylor shared separate posts announcing Maya’s arrival and each revealed that their daughter was born with Tricuspid Atresia. “I debated for a long time on how I was gonna share this news,” Cory wrote in his post, “or if I wanted to share this news. I think what made me wanna share her journey is all the positive stories we heard on YouTube & the Internet. If we share her story and can touch the next family that’s going through this, then that’s what we want to do.”

Cory explained his daughter’s diagnosis in his post as well as her progress since she arrived. “Tricuspid atresia is a form congenital heart disease. It happens when the hearts tricuspid valve does not develop. This valve plays a part in the heart’s essential function, which is to pump blood between the lungs and body. Maya had her first successful surgery on Tuesday and now she’s in the recovery process🙏🏽 She is doing very well, we can’t wait to bring her home 🏠 & show her the love that she needs. With her condition it requires another two open heart surgeries one being at 4-6 months old and the next not being till she’s 3 or 4 years old. Right now we are all trying to stay positive & having that successful surgery on Tuesday is something to celebrate 🎉❤️. That’s one down,we have two left.”

The father of three shared a message for his daughter to end his post writing, “Daddy loves you so much, you are so strong, everyday visiting you in Nicu isn’t easy but if that’s what it takes then we are gonna do that. We are always right by your side. I’m so proud of you for going thru all this. You have a story, and we can’t wait to watch your personality blossom, and I can’t wait for you to meet your sisters they have SOOOO MUCH love for you ❤️❤️ and they both are going to be incredible big sisters to you.” Cory and Taylor share daughter Mila Mae, and Cory has a daughter named Ryder with his ex Cheyenne Floyd.

Congratulations to Cory and Taylor on the arrival of their daughter. We wish good health for Maya and strength to her parents are they prepare to welcome her home.

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