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Gymnast Born Without Legs Discovers Her Childhood Olympic Hero Is Her Long-Lost Sister

Gymnast Born Without Legs Discovers Her Childhood Olympic Hero Is Her Long-Lost Sister
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This might sound like a story right out of the movies or storybooks, but believe it or not, it's a hundred percent real. 27-year-old Jen Bricker was born without legs, but always felt a special connection with her childhood idol and Olympic gymnast Dominique Moceanu. She was also drawn towards gymnastics, so much that she didn't let her physical deformity stand in between her and her passion. Now imagine her delight and shock that she might have felt when she discovered that her childhood idol is her own biological sister!

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Jen Bricker

Jen Bricker

27-year-old Jen Bricker was born with a physical deformity - she was born without legs.

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Her childhood idol

Her childhood idol
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Ever since her childhood, she idolized Olympic gymnast Dominique Moceanu.

Attracted to gymnastics

Attracted to gymnastics
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She even felt a strong affinity for gymnastics. She was so fascinated by it that she didn't let her physical deformity keep her from pursuing it.

Participating and winning

Participating and winning
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She even took part in competitions at State level, and won!

Learning a shocking secret

Learning a shocking secret
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Jen was a fan of Dominique, and all she knew was that both of them were Romanian. As she got into her teens, she began to wonder about her birth family. When she asked her adoptive mother, Sharon, about it, she pulled out a folder and said: 'You're never going to believe this, but your biological last name is Moceanu.'

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Reaching out to her long-lost sister..

Reaching out to her long-lost sister..
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She tried to reach Dominique and see whether she knew of her existence. And then, this happened:"Just before Christmas, 2007, when I was 21, I opened up a letter, and I saw a card fall out, and it was from Dominique."I saw her signature, and it was just the most amazing feeling. Halfway through the letter, she said I was about to be an auntie, so I knew that they had accepted me immediately."Four months later I met Dominique and my younger sister, Christina."

Long-lost sisters

Long-lost sisters
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Hell of a beautiful story, isn't it?

Their story, her voice.

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