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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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Bill December 18 2013 at 2:59 AM

That was a cool moment for Lola, but the Dr. Travis getting teary-eyed thing was so phony it made me laugh. He basically announced he was getting a tear in his eye then wiped his eye with his arm, even though there were no actual tears.

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schultzranchyf December 18 2013 at 3:03 PM

Just the kind of comment one would expect from a Steelers fan!! :)

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unclejonl December 18 2013 at 2:20 AM

There are moments and then, there are GREAT moments......this is one of the great moments I have ever had the pleasure of seeing....I am renewed by this .

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oldgaryh December 18 2013 at 12:59 AM

How can you not be amazed at the determination of both of these girls

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stjohn1st December 18 2013 at 12:48 AM

Strive to inspire everyday for you know not who is watching you that you might touch. These ladies live by that everyday and display the character that makes people achieve more than they thought themselves capable of.

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ansbacardi115 December 18 2013 at 12:35 AM

god bless

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biofl December 18 2013 at 12:19 AM

Thrilling to see what both girls have accomplished.

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Gwen December 17 2013 at 11:06 PM

They are both true CHAMPIONS. Bless you both.

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lizzysamlowski December 17 2013 at 10:36 PM

Wow!!!

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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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