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    Former Olympic gymnst Dominique Moceanu speaks out

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    Yes, I've seen her on some TV segments. What a story! The most salient point I get out of it is how unutterably lucky her sister was to have been adopted by a loving family. Romania has had (I don't know about the present moment) one of the largest populations of unclaimed kids in orphanages, and even a healthy kid hasn't always had much chance of being adopted. Yet this family chose a little girl with quite a physical challenge and gave her the kind of life where she was able to overcome her disability in magnificent fashion. Good for Dominique for breaking out and starting a seemingly stable family of her own, but special praises to her sister's adoptive parents.

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    Yea, her sister was born without legs or only partial legs. I remember how beautiful she was as a child and she is just as beautiful now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johar View Post
    Yea, her sister was born without legs or only partial legs. I remember how beautiful she was as a child and she is just as beautiful now.
    Which girl are you talking about?

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    Dom found out she had a sister whom her parents gave away because she was born missing legs,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johar View Post
    Dom found out she had a sister whom her parents gave away because she was born missing legs,
    Now that I've read a little more, I'm not sure whether the sister was born in Romania or here. Either way, she was blessed to have a wonderful adoptive family. There's a video of the interview they did on I think the Today show, and all three girls have delightful personalities. Dominique is very articulate and sounds quite sensible and steady, which is great to hear considering her seemingly tumultuous upbringing and childhood.

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