Mary Lou Retton, the iconic gymnast celebrated for her flawless performances during the 1984 Summer Olympics, is currently confronting a challenging health crisis. Despite captivating audiences with her remarkable routines and clinching the gold medal, Retton now finds herself battling for her life in the intensive care unit (ICU).

McKenna Kelley, Retton’s daughter, took to social media to share the heartbreaking news of her mother’s health battle. Revealing that Retton is battling a rare form of pneumonia, which has severely impacted her ability to breathe independently, Kelley expressed gratitude for the dedicated medical team caring for her mother.

Respecting Retton’s privacy, Kelley refrained from disclosing all the details of her mother’s condition. However, she did reveal that Retton is currently uninsured, and the medical expenses are accumulating rapidly. In an effort to alleviate the financial burden, Kelley has initiated a fund and humbly appealed to anyone who can assist in raising funds for the hospital bills. She kindly requested two simple gestures: prayers and financial contributions towards these expenses.

Retton retired from gymnastics in 1986 but has continued to captivate audiences with her appearances in popular shows such as Glee, Baywatch, and even as a contestant on Dancing With the Stars. A true inspiration, she has also been rightfully inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame, a testament to her incredible legacy.

The timeline of Retton’s hospitalization remains unclear at this time. Let us remember that Mary Lou Retton is not just an exceptional athlete but also a proud mother of four daughters. Updates on her condition will be shared as soon as they become available.