Olympic legend and gold-winning gymnast Mary Lou Retton is fighting for her life in the intensive care unit after contracting pneumonia.
The 55-year-old former athlete made history in 1984 as she became the first American woman to win the all-around Olympics gold while winning two bronze and two silver medals on the side.
Now, the legendary gymnast has suffered a major medical setback as she was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
Her daughter, McKenna Kelley, has since revealed that her mother was not insured as she launched a fundraiser to help raise money for her mom’s treatment.
“Hey everyone! On behalf of my sisters and I, we need y’all’s help. My amazing mom, Mary Lou, has a very rare form of pneumonia and is fighting for her life. She is not able to breathe on her own. She’s been in the ICU for over a week now,” she wrote in her SpotFund post.
“Out of respect for her and her privacy, I will not disclose all details. However, I will disclose that she not insured.
“We ask that if you could help in any way, that 1) you PRAY! and 2) if you could help us with finances for the hospital bill. ANYTHING, absolutely anything, would be so helpful for my family and my mom. Thank y’all so very much!”
The fundraiser has since raised over $68k with over 1,350 donors pitching in to help the struggling family.
Our thoughts remain with Mary and her loved ones as her battle continues. We are praying for a quick and full recovery.
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