- Donations for Mary Lou Retton’s medical expenses exceed $360,000, according to her daughter Shayla, who expressed gratitude for the support on Instagram.
- The SpotFund account, launched by Retton’s other daughter McKenna, initially aimed for $50,000 but has now reached $363,000 with over 6,000 donors.
- Retton’s family is thankful for the outpouring of love and requests continued prayers and privacy as she battles a rare case of pneumonia.
Donations for the medical expenses of Olympic star Mary Lou Retton have surpassed $360,000, according to her daughter Shayla. Shayla expressed her gratitude on Instagram, stating that she and her sisters were overwhelmed by the outpouring of love from fans. The family has been going through a difficult time since news broke that Retton was battling a rare case of pneumonia.
Fans have been donating to the SpotFund account launched by Retton’s other daughter, McKenna. The fund initially had a goal of $50,000 but has now reached $363,000 with over 6,000 donors, and the amount continues to rise. Shayla emphasized the significance of the support they have received, stating that it has meant the world to them and to their mother.
Shayla further expressed her gratitude, asking for continued prayers for her mother’s full recovery. She also requested respect for their family’s privacy as they navigate this challenging situation. Mary Lou Retton, who made history as the first American woman to win all-around gold at the 1984 Olympics, remains committed to fighting her illness.