When a little boy was diagnosed with a congenital heart condition called congenital diaphragmatic insufficiency (CDI), his mother said, she was concerned for her little boy.
But as her daughter went through the gymnastics and wrestling portion of her regimen, she became fascinated with the men’s competition, so much so that she even signed up for one.
“It was like she was so excited,” said her mother, Michelle Hagerty, who lives in a predominantly white neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia.
“She wanted to do gymnastics.”
Her daughter was only 12 years old when she started competing at the local gymnastics team.
Hagerry said she has been told that she would have competed at age six.
“When I was a little kid, I had never seen a girl in gymnastics,” she said.
“My little girl, who was a gymnast in high school, had never even been to a gym.
And she was just kind of a little bit different.””
I never would have imagined that she could become an Olympic gymnast,” Hagerary said.”
I was like, I don’t know if I’m going to be able to do this, but I’m sure she can,” said Hagery, who has since moved to Los Angeles.
Hagerry, who also owns an adult fitness company, said she wanted to be a part of the sport.
She started with a few friends to help her find the girls she wanted.
But then she was overwhelmed by the number of girls competing.
Hagers mom said she started training for the girls and made plans to visit with her daughters.
She said she and her daughter would spend time together in the gym and practice their routines, which involved jumping, lifting, and pulling each other.
Hangerary said she did her best to give her daughters the best experience possible, and that she was amazed by the girls’ performances.
“They did not look like that little girl,” Hagers mom told ABC News.
Hangers mom also said that the girls also learned that it is important to have fun, and the gymnastic program was an outlet for that.
“You see how many kids are in the program, and you see how much fun it’s had for them,” Hags mom said.
Her daughter also started to get involved in community activities, including a basketball game with a local high school basketball team.
But even after her daughter started competing, Hagerys mom said her daughter had a lot of work to do.
She said she began to think about how her daughter was going to go through life without gymnastics.
“That’s when I started to think of gymnastics as a way to bring her to the next level, which is why I want to be an Olympic champion,” Hagery said.
Hagery and her husband are now competing at age 10, and she said that it has been an incredible experience.
“What I have seen her accomplish has been amazing, and it’s something that I’m really excited about,” Haggers mom said, adding that she wants to give other girls the same chance to succeed.HAGERY’S LOVING FEELINGS”It’s like, you can’t stop, I’m not going to stop,” Hagan said.
She and her fiancé have started training to compete again, and her mom said they will be competing at an indoor facility in New York in the fall.
“We’re going to give these girls an opportunity to have a chance to go after the world championships and see how far they can go,” HAGERY said.