Mary Lou Retton, Olympic gymnast, confronts a "rare" illness, seeking support as she fights for recovery in the ICU.

Learn about Mary Lou Retton's iconic gymnastics career, earning her the nickname "America's Sweetheart" in the 1980s.

After retiring from gymnastics, Mary Lou Retton remained in the public eye through films and her appearance on DWTS in 2018.

Discover Mary Lou's daughter, McKenna, seeking financial assistance for her mother's rare pneumonia battle.

McKenna asks for prayers and financial help, emphasizing her mother's lack of health insurance.

Mary Lou's former DWTS partner, Sasha Farber, shares her progress and his words of encouragement.

Sasha calls Mary Lou a fighter and expresses confidence in her recovery despite the challenges she faces.

Mary Lou's daughters, Shayla and McKenna, provide an encouraging update on her recovery, thanking supporters.

The gymnast's breathing is improving, and reliance on machines is decreasing, giving hope to her family and well-wishers.

Mary Lou's family extends heartfelt thanks for the overwhelming love and support from those following her journey to recovery.