Jen Bricker - Accomplished acrobat and aerialist….. born without legs

December 5, 2017

Jen was born without legs & put up for adoption, her amazing adoptive family, gave her one simple rule, “Never say the word, Can’t.”

 

As a child, she was obsessed with gymnastics, and her idol was gold-medalist, Dominique Moceanu. 

 

Seemingly against all odds, she went on to compete against able-bodied athletes, and became a State Champion in power tumbling. As part of her story, and also as a twist of fate, she later learned that her childhood gymnastics idol, Dominique Moceanu, was actually her biological sister!

 

Jen transitioned into an accomplished acrobat and aerialist. She 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.

 

Jen is currently living in Los Angeles, and her goal is “to inspire & motivate others to BELIEVE that anything is truly possible.”

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Show notes

 

  • Growing up, her childhood & the amazing memories!

  • Being passionate about community and why she is a product of her community

  • Knowing she was adopted from a young age

  • Having her identity linked to sports and being an athlete

  • Gymnastics and becoming obsessed

  • Moving away from home and leaving the protection of family and friends

  • Dealing with new reactions

  • Learning more about people and controlling her emotions

  • Writing her book - “Everything is Possible”

  • Getting a new tattoo

  • Life on the road and travelling the world

  • Working with Britney Spears

  • Dealing with the pressure

  • Developing new skills that she could apply to other areas of her life

  • The dream list

  • Her love of travel and why it has changed her life

  • Visiting the great wall of China

  • Her idol in gymnastics

  • Finding out about her biological family

  • How her whole life changed in 2008 

  • Future plans - heading to New Zealand 

  • Words of advice

Learn more about Jen

 

Visit her website 

Follow on Twitter - @JenBricker1

Facebook - Jen Bricker 

Instagram - @Jenbricker 

 

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