Mary Lou Retton, a renowned American icon, needs our support as she battles for her life in the ICU. If you remember the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, you may recall Retton’s historic performance as a gymnast for Team USA.
Retton wowed the world with her extraordinary vault and floor routines, earning perfect 10s and securing the gold medal over Romania’s Ecaterina Szabo. Her achievements didn’t stop there – she was recognized as Sports Illustrated’s Sportswoman of the Year and even graced the cover of the Wheaties box.
However, things have taken a turn for the worse. Retton’s daughter, McKenna Kelley, recently shared on her Instagram Story that her mother is now “fighting for her life in the ICU.” Kelley disclosed that Retton is battling a very rare form of pneumonia, leaving her unable to breathe on her own. She has been in the ICU for over a week, and the medical expenses are mounting.
In this difficult time, Kelley has set up a fund and is humbly asking for assistance to cover the hospital bills. She urges everyone to join in prayer for her mother’s recovery and, if possible, contribute financially.
Mary Lou Retton retired from gymnastics in 1986 but continued to make waves in the entertainment industry. She has appeared as a guest in popular shows like Glee, Baywatch, and even competed in season 27 of Dancing With the Stars. Her impact on the gymnastics world was recognized with her induction into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.
Please keep Mary Lou Retton and her family in your thoughts and prayers during this challenging time. Every gesture of support counts. We, at Mamas Uncut, are here to empower moms and provide a safe space for knowledge and answers. Together, we can rally behind one of America’s beloved icons and offer her the strength she needs.