Born without legs, one would think Jennifer Bricker would be destined for a life of hardship. In 1987, she was abandoned at birth by her biological parents. However, the hand of destiny brought her an amazing adoptive family, who gave her one simple rule, “Never say can’t” and helped her forge a life of triumph, not tragedy. As a child, Jen was obsessed with gymnastics, and her idol was Olympic gold-medalist Dominique Moceanu. Seemingly against all odds, Jen went on to compete against able-bodied athletes, and became a State Champion in power tumbling—only later to discover Moceanu was actually her biological sister. 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.
Small portions of Jen’s incredible story have been featured on numerous news shows, including HBO Real Sports, ABC 20/20, and Good Morning America and in over 100 countries worldwide. She travelled 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.