14:27 PM

Golden Opportunity

Olympic gymnast visits patients and staff at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center

She was in town to honor and encourage student athletes at an all-star banquet. 

She also took the time to do the same for a few orthopedic patients and their care givers at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center.

Gabby Douglas won both an individual and team gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games, becoming the first African-American in Olympic history to accomplish the feat. She was also part of the gold-medal winning American gymnastics team in 2016.   

Her visit brought joy and inspiration to her many fans and she graciously posed for pictures and provided autographs for Mission Partners who enthusiastically welcomed her. 

Though now retired from competition, the 24 year old Douglas is concentrating on guiding teens on how to follow their own path. 

Gabby Douglas visit to OSF HC SAMC