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Jennifer Bricker

Jennifer Bricker – Gymnast Born Without Legs Shows That 'Everything is Possible'

The story of Jennifer Bricker is one of the most amazing ones we have have ever featured on IMK! It is full of both great life lessons and great surprises. It is a story everyone should know. Jennifer was born in Romania without any legs. She was later adopted by a loving American family, the Bricker’s, and…

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Simone Biles

Simone Biles – An Olympic Champion Who Worked Her Way To The Top

Nineteen year old Simone Biles is one of the best gymnasts who has ever lived. She has won more Olympic medals than any other American gymnast.  And while she now makes gymnastics look simple, her road to the top was anything but easy! When she was young, Simone’s parents were not able to take care of…

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Braylon O’Neill – When Lifes Throws a Curveball, Hit it Out of the Park

Braylon O’Neill likes to do the same things that many other athletic 6-year-old boys do. His is super active.  He enjoys sports like baseball, gymnastics, swimming, golf, and tennis. He also likes to run. The only thing different about Braylon is that he does all of this using two prosthetic (or artificial) legs! Braylon was born…

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Chelsea Werner

Chelsea Werner – Young Gymnast Soars Above Down Syndrome

Chelsea Werner was born with Down Syndrome, a condition that can cause certain medical issues including low muscle tone. Shortly after she was born, Chelsea’s parents decided to get her into gymnastics to help build her muscles.  After a long search, they found a great coach who was willing to teach her. When she started off, Chelsea…

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Cody McCasland – 10 Year Old Athlete Extraordinaire and Amputee

Have you ever given up on something because it was too hard?  Have you ever not tried something because you were afraid?  Have you not taken the time to think of a big goal you would like to accomplish in your life? If so, there is a lot that you (and pretty much everyone else…

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John Orozco – No Gold, But Still a Champion by any Measure

Olympic gymnast John Orozco may not have medaled at the 2012 London Olympics, but he still has reason to hold his head high. John started life as a poor boy from the Bronx who happened to like gymnastics. His parents enrolled him in a gymnastics class, and that started it all….. Although it was not easy for John…

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Kerri Strug – A Big Olympic Hero in a Tiny Package

In 1996, Kerri Strug was a tiny teenager with a shy personality. But when it came to gymnastics, Kerri was anything but shy. She was a dedicated athlete and a fierce competitor. And in the 1996 Olympics, Kerri showed a strength and determination that belied her small size. It was the night of the women’s gymnastics team…

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