She was born with no legs, but it didn’t stop this wonder girl from dreaming her life as a gymnast. Her life story itself is as interesting as an inspirational Hollywood movie script. Jennifer Bricker in 1987, an American acrobat and aerialist was abandoned at birth by her biological parents. However, the hands of destiny brought her an amazing adoptive family Sharon and Gerald Bricker. It was for their immense love and affection, disability could never be a constrain for Jennifer Bricker.
Jennifer Bricker was born without legs because of a birth defect. Sharon and Gerald Bricker had three sons before they adopted Jennifer. They raised Jennifer like the way they raised their sons. They never put any limit on her dreams. As a child, Jennifer Bricker always had a passion for tumbling and gymnastics. Being a natural athlete she taught herself to swim and roller-skate on her hands by her own. By the age of 7, Bricker started playing softball and three years later, she took up tumbling followed by Volleyball. She was always ready for challenges that very soon transitioned her into an accomplished acrobat and aerialist.
Jennifer competed in power tumbling for 4 years and also won a state championship in power tumbling. Her sincere hard work and passion led her all the way to the Junior Olympics 1998, where she competed as a power tumbler and placed 4th. She became the only physically challenged person to ever compete professionally in power tumbling. That same year, she received the U.S. Tumbling Association’s Inspiration Award.