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Legally blind gymnast gets the surprise of a lifetime

Blind Gymnast Gets the Surprise of a Lifetime
Lola, 14, is legally blind, but that hasn't stopped her from competing in the difficult sport of gymnastics. 'The Doctors' were so inspired by her drive that they decided to make one of Lola's dreams come true: a meeting with her hero, Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas.

'This is such an amazing moment for me,' Gabby said. 'I am starstruck, Lola. You are truly incredible. This truly shows what a mind can do. If you love something and have a passion for something, you won't let anything stop you. You are amazing.' Lola was rendered completely speechless.

After much hugging, Gabby brought out her gold medal and put it around Lola's neck.

The meeting was so special that both women started to cry ... and even Dr. Travis Stork got a little misty-eyed.

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sandsway December 17 2013 at 2:49 PM

Love You Gabby ! Beautiful through and through !

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Heidi Ann December 17 2013 at 4:06 PM


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lizzysamlowski December 17 2013 at 10:36 PM


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ExArmy Medic December 17 2013 at 4:46 PM

Thats two awesome young ladies
Congrats to you both

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kjernest December 17 2013 at 4:51 PM

That was super-thoughtful and Gabby was very classy.

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Sage December 17 2013 at 5:20 PM

How inspirational of both young ladies.

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ron December 17 2013 at 10:29 PM

great story loved it !

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lee2349 December 17 2013 at 10:14 PM

Brought tears to my eyes...

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g999s December 17 2013 at 5:54 PM

Great story about two wonderful girls.

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fluffyaba g999s December 17 2013 at 7:00 PM

GABBY,YOU are beyond a gold metalistic.Your giving LOLA your gold medal shows you are more than a winner to the world. You showed your love and compassion to all. You trained very long and hard to win the gold medal. Yet your love for LOLA showed. GOD SPEED ARLENE

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oudude123456 December 17 2013 at 6:51 PM

Totally Awesome!!! ;)

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