Retired Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Mary Lou Retton is “preventing for her life,” based on her daughter McKenna Kelley’s Instagram. In her put up, Kelley requested for prayers and donations to offset her mom’s medical payments.
In an entry labeled “MaryLouRettonsFight” on the fundraising web site Spotfund, Kelley stated Retton has been in a hospital intensive care unit for over every week and “has a really uncommon type of pneumonia.”
Kelley said her mom is “not capable of breathe on her personal,” based on the Spotfund web page.
Spotfund has verified the fundraiser to CNN.
CNN has reached out to Kelley and USA Gymnastics for remark.
Retton turned a family title through the 1984 Olympic Video games in Los Angeles – successful extra medals (5) than every other athlete throughout these video games. Her icon standing was solidified when Retton scored excellent scores on the vault and flooring routine en path to changing into the primary US girl to earn an Olympic gold within the particular person all-around occasion.
Retton received the all-around gold on the 1984 US Championships.
Retton was inducted into the Worldwide Gymnastics Corridor of Fame in 1997.