Born without legs, Jen’s biological parents left her at the hospital.
One would think she would be destined for a life of hardship. However, the hand of destiny brought her an amazing adoptive family, who gave her one simple rule, “Never say the word, Can’t.”
As a child, Jen was obsessed with gymnastics, and her idol was gold
Medalist, Dominique Mocea nu. Watching Dominique on TV helped inspire Jen to start competing herself. Seemingly against all the odds, Jen went on to compete against able-bodied athletes and became a State Champion in power tumbling. As part of her fantastic story and a twist of fate, Jen later learned that her childhood gymnastics idol, Dominique Moceanu, was her biological sister.
Always challenging herself, Jen transitioned into an accomplished acrobat
and aerialist. As such, she traveled internationally with Britney Spears’
World Tour, and appeared as the headliner at the prestigious Palazzo hotel in Las Vegas, and the Shangri La hotel in Dubai.
Jen’s incredible story has been featured on multiple shows, including HBO
Real Sports, 20/20, and Good Morning Ame Rica. She is currently living in Los Angeles and has added a successful speaking career to her list of accomplishments, including being featured in one of the well renowned TED talks. She hopes to inspire & motivate others to BELIEVE that anything is indeed possible. Jen published her first book, Everything is Possible, that hit the New York Times Best Sellers list in 2016. Most recently, Jen got married to her boyfriend, Dominik Bauer.
(2017) HOPE Award Recipient
(2016) New York Times Best Sellers List “Everything Is Possible”
(2016) Action Icon Award Honoree
(2016) NY Film Festivals Television & Film Awards (Gold and Silver for CCTV piece)
(2016) Emmy Award-winning piece for CCTV “When Can’t is a 4 letter word”
(2015) World Acrobatic Society Hall of Fame
(1998) U.S. Tumbling Association’s Inspiration Award
has been featured in several print and internet publications and digital media
outlets, including: HBO Real Sports, ABC 20/20 Glee, People, TED Talks, Good
Morning America, ESPN, Katie, People Magazine, Dr. Drew, Access Hollywood,
Huffington Post, Sports Center, PopSugar, Parade, BBC, NY Daily News, The Jeff Probst
Show, CCTV, Inside Edi tion, Parade, Dr. Levi Harrison Show, Scholastic, Home and
Family on The Hallmark Channel, PBS SoCal, Daily Mail, Radar Online, Abilities
Magazine US Weekly, Muscle & Fitness Hers, Aeri al Arts International Magazine
among many others.
Jen has spoken at countless university/school functions, corporate engagements, and religious events.
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