NubAbility Athletics Coach
“Speaking words of affirmation . . . that’s what gets me through life. Words like ‘I am strong,’ ‘I am an overcomer,’ ‘I am blessed,’ ‘I am beautiful, and ‘nothing can stand against me. Once you have that mindset, everything is possible.”
Limb Difference: Congenital
Type: Missing Both Legs
Sport: Tumbling, Volleyball
Born without legs and put up for adoption, one would think Jen Bricker would be destined for a life of hardship. 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. She later discover Moceanu was actually her biological sister.
Jen’s incredible story has been featured on multiple shows, including HBO Real Sports, ESPN, 20/20 and Good Morning America. She is currently living in Los Angeles, and has added a successful speaking career to her list of accomplishments, including being featured in one of the well-renowned TED talks.
Her history is detailed in her memoir Everything Is Possible: Finding the Faith and Courage to Follow Your Dreams, which was a New York Times bestseller.
● 2015 World Acrobatic Society Hall of Fame
● Featured performer in Britney Spears “Circus” Tour
● Illinois State High School Champion Tumbler
● 1998 AAU Junior Olympics for Power Tumbling – 4th place
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