She was born without legs and discarded. Now she’s a world-famous acrobat.
August 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Some stories are so amazing and inspiring that we never tire of hearing them, no matter how many times they are retold.
Take the unbelievable story of Dominique Moceanu, the 1996 U.S. Olympic gold gymnast, who suddenly discovered one day after winning fortune and fame that she had a long lost "secret" sister named Jennifer Bricker, who had been abandoned the day she was born after her parents discovered she had no legs.
Jennifer went on to be adopted by loving parents who taught her to dream big and not let her birth defect get in the way of her reaching for the stars. They constantly drilled into her that "can't" is a word she was not allowed to use.
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"'Can't' is not part of your vocabulary," said Jennifer in an uplifting video making huge inroads in social media. "If you just put your mind to it, you can do it. If you're never given limits, then you think, 'I can do anything.'"
The video has been viewed almost 7 million times between Facebook and YouTube.
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The most astounding part of this story is that little Jennifer, born without legs, went on to become a competitive gymnast while holding up Dominique as her role model, all without knowing the famous gold medal winner was actually her sister.
When the two girls learned they were sisters in 2007, Dominique called it the "biggest bombshell of my life."
Jennifer is now an accomplished acrobat and aerialist living in Los Angeles. She travels around the world giving performance and telling her life story. She has inspired millions.
This story is an encouraging testimony to the beauty of adoption, to the power of positive thinking in view of a disability, and to the resilience of the human spirit to overcome even the greatest of obstacles when one is loved, supported, and cherished.