Young Gabby was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder at infancy, and was so tiny and weak her family feared for her life. But the small girl grew and thrived under the care of her three loving siblings and tough, strong single mom. When she showed a talent for gymnastics, her family scrimped and saved and found a way to have her coached.
The opportunity came in 2010 to pursue training with a world-renowned Olympic trainer, but meant moving away from her hometown and family. But with hard work, Gabby was selected to compete with the U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics. There, she became the first African American to win gold in the individual all-around event. This Lifetime movie tells the remarkable story of the international gymnastics phenomenon who overcame overwhelming odds.