This Gymnast Born Without Legs Is Paving Her Own Path
There are no barriers: Jen Bricker - the girl without legs who was able to become a gymnast
The story of Jen Bricker is incredible and makes you believe that nothing is impossible. Jennifer was born without legs, but her adoptive parents never emphasized this feature. The girl grew up, like all children, went in for sports and played. She is now an aerialist and public speaker.
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Jen Bricker's childhood
The girl was born without legs. The biological parents abandoned their daughter, but she was almost immediately adopted by a couple from Illinois, who were not afraid of Jen's peculiarity. They were not frightened by the predictions of the doctors, who claimed that the girl would not be able to sit without assistance. Sharon and Gerald Bricker didn't give up. They found specialists who said there was hope. And the child learned to sit on his own.
Jennifer recalls that her parents never treated her in a special way. Therefore, she did not feel any restrictions, did the same as the other children. Brickers wanted to make prostheses for their daughter, but they turned out to be uncomfortable, so the girl abandoned them forever. She learned to walk and run on her arms and hips, played volleyball, basketball and spent time with friends.
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The first Olympics and an unexpected relationship
Jen watched the 1996 Olympics. She was rooting for the American Dominica Mochana and already then became interested in gymnastics. Inspired by the athlete, Bricker decided to start training too. Parents supported her in this. Jen was successful and became the state champion, later she became involved in aerial gymnastics. Dominica remained the main motivator of the athlete, the girl watched her on TV, felt a connection with her.
Once the parents confessed to Jennifer that her surname at birth was Mochan, and Dominica was her sister. The girls started chatting and now they are very close.
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What is Jen Bricker doing now?
In 2019, Jen married Dominic Bauer, who supports her ineveryone. Now Bricker is a popular athlete, acrobat. Her performances are mesmerizing. On aerial canvases, she does what others cannot do. Jen leads an active and busy lifestyle.
The girl began to speak in public, her main phrase at the speech: I can never say. These words are the motto that her parents instilled in Bricker. The athlete's story inspires people around the world. She believes that the most important thing is self-confidence.