After the 1984 Olympics, gold-medal winning gymnast Mary Lou Retton earned the nickname "America's Sweetheart," and now she is reportedly "fighting for her life" in the hospital.

McKenna Kelley claimed that her mother is receiving treatment for a "very rare form of pneumonia."

Houston resident Retton has been in the ICU for more than a week, according to a post by Kelley. She is unable to breathe on her own.

Instagram is used by McKenna Kelley. In her message, Kelley requested prayers and donations to help with her mother's medical expenses.

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Here is Mary Lou Retton, the first American female gymnast to win the individual all-around gold medal. She currently has no health insurance and is in the ICU.

The website Spotfund quotes Kelley as saying that her mother "cannot breathe on her own."

She admitted that she and his husband Shannon Kelley discreetly divorced in 2018.

It was challenging; I felt quite alone, Retton said. Though our relationship had deteriorated, we still love one another.

Unlike her older sister Shayna, McKenna Kelley participated while she was at LSU.


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