Dominique Moceanu revealed she has a secret sister, born with no legs but with whom she share her likes for gymnastics. her name has been revealed and is a great pleasure for us to talk about Dominique’s amazing sister Jen Bricker.
Dominique Moceanu said in 2006 when she talked to her father who was in the final stages of cancer, he confessed about the sister who they gave up for adoption.
The gymnast, said they explained to her the baby girl born just a day after Dominique’s six-birthday and she needed medical treatment and they didn’t have the money to do so, what they left out to their daughter was the fact that the little girl, who today we know as Jen Bricker was born with no legs.
Jen was adopted by Sharon and Gerald Bricker from Oblong, Illinois. She studied at Oblong High School. But don’t think that the fact she didn’t have any legs stop what was inside her genes. Jen Bricker was a star player in softball, volleyball, basketball and certainly gymnastics.
In 2008 Ms. Bricker moved to Orlando where she mat Nate Crawford who taught her all she need to learn to become an aerial performer, work at Walt Disney World Company from January 2007 until last June, in between Jen took tumbling classes at a local gym in Illinois.
At first her gym coach had doubts about how Jen would be able to tumble with no legs but after they saw what she was able to do, she was asked to join the team.
With the team, Jen Bricker competed for four years, winning one state championships and 4 all-around at the Jr. Olympics. Later on she settled in Studio City, Los Angeles where she became a Circus Girl, a damn good one she even performed at the Circus starring Britney Spears. She also works at Universal Studios Hollywood
24 year-old Jennifer is also a model, she has been in the campaigns ads for Dove, she has been a guest at Glee, Inside Edition.
Jen Bricker found out Dominique was her sister in 2004 but it was until two years later that she reached to her, by sending her a letter and photos…
Hi Dominique, my name is Jennifer Bricker, you have been my idol my whole life and you turned out to be my sister. I realize this might be a lot for you to take in right now. Oh, by the way, I have no legs. But people forget that within minutes of meeting me.’
Jen got the opportunity to meet her birth mother Camelia Moceanu,
‘Meeting Camelia was intense. I asked her, did you ever think about me? Did you wonder what became of me?
‘It is a tough question but I kinda think I deserved it, you know deserved a little bit of an explanation. I felt bad for her because she never even got to hold me.’
Camelia also talked about never been able to hold Jen in her arms, she never saw her, Dumitru took the decision to gave Jen for adoption and that was final.
Your father said that our little girl was born with no legs.
‘I never saw my baby. I never held her, never touched her, never even smelled her. I desperately wanted to, but your father told me we had to give her up and that was that.’
The sisters along Christina, kept in touch and have a strong relation. Great for them!!
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