People are often dissatisfied with their lives, but there are also those who achieve great things despite difficulties. Jennifer Bricker was born without legs. The doctors’ forecasts were so bad that the girl’s parents were afraid of difficulties and abandoned her. But Jen’s will was so strong that she learned not only to walk, but also to fly through the air.
Today we will tell you about the life of Jennifer Bricker and what she is doing now.
Jennifer’s childhood was the same as any other child’s. Despite being abandoned by her own parents, Jennifer was lucky. Soon after, she was adopted by a couple from Illinois. They were not frightened by the doctors who said that the girl would not even be able to sit on her own.
Her new father and mother, Sharon and Gerald, perceived her as an ordinary child. They monitored her health and found specialists who could help her. Jen didn’t have legs, but that didn’t really matter to her parents. She was getting older and older, and considered herself a very ordinary child.
At first, her parents tried to install a prosthesis for her, but Jennifer could not get used to it and gave up after many attempts. She never lost heart. Soon she learned to walk on her hands and on her hips. She loved to play outdoor games with her friends. It’s hard to imagine a girl playing volleyball or basketball without legs, but she wasn’t ashamed to demonstrate this feature.
Jennifer has always been a very active child. Her idol was Dominique Mochanu, an American gymnast who won the Olympic Games. Jane was fascinated by her performances and began to study some elements. Thanks to the support of her parents, she began to train.
At the age of 10 she participated in the Youth Olympic Games as an amateur athlete, and at the age of 11 she won her first national championship, but that wasn’t all. She was interested in aerial gymnastics, and her idol was Dominique Mochanu. She did not miss a single performance of the champion and even believed that there was a connection between them.
Later, her parents found out that Jen’s real last name was Mochanu, and Dominika was her real sister. After that, the girls kept in touch and communicated with each other. The sisters are still very close. Romanian blood flows in their veins.
Foster parents never spoke ill of the girl’s own parents, always spoke wisely about them: “You never know what was going on in their heads because you’ve never been in their shoes. They came from another country. They have a different mentality.”
Her parents were also gymnasts and they fled Romania in 1981. In the United States, they had Dominika and other children. After meeting her sister, Jen wanted to meet her biological parents.
She couldn’t meet her dad because he died, but she could see her mother Camellia.
Jen wasn’t mad at her at all. It was her father who made the decision to abandon his legless daughter. It turned out that he had abused his wife and children.
Although the sisters live in different states and lead different lifestyles, they try to see each other often. Jen is actively engaged in aerial acrobatics. She also likes to travel to different parts of the world and give inspiring lectures.
Our heroine is the pride and joy of her sister, foster parents and biological mother. It’s hard to even imagine how she managed to reach such a level. Jen runs her own YouTube channel, where she posts a variety of positive videos about her achievements and life.