Jen Bricker

I was born without legs & put up for adoption,

You might think I would be destined for a life of hardship. However, the hand of destiny brought me an amazing adoptive family, who gave me one simple rule, “Never say the word, Can’t.”

As a child, I was obsessed with gymnastics, and my idol was gold-medalist, Dominique Moceanu. Seemingly against all odds, I went on to compete against able-bodied athletes, and became a State Champion in power tumbling. As part of my fairy-tale story, and as a twist of fate, I later learned that my childhood gymnastics idol, Dominique Moceanu, was actually my biological sister.

Always trying to challenge myself, I transitioned into an accomplished acrobat and aerialist. I traveled internationally with Britney Spears’ World Tour, and appeared as the headliner at the prestigious Palazzo hotel in Las Vegas, New York’s Lincoln Center and the Shangri La Hotel in Dubai.

My unbelievable life story has been featured on multiple shows, including HBO Real Sports, ABC 20/20 and Good Morning America. I am currently living in Los Angeles, and have added a worldwide successful speaking career to my list of accomplishments, including being featured in one of the well-renowned TED talks.

“I hope to inspire & motivate others to BELIEVE that anything is truly possible.”

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Romanian-born with no legs, Jen Bricker found a loving family in the home of Gerald and Sharon Bricker. The Brickers encouraged her to try whatever she wanted to-including gymnastics. Jen shares her story. View Show Notes →