Mary Lou Retton “fighting for her life” in ICU

Mary Lou Retton “fighting for her life” in ICU

Update 10/25/23

Mary Lou Retton, the 1984 Olympic All-Around Champion has returned home after a lengthy hospital stay battling pneumonia.

Retton’s daughter McKenna Kelley shared an update via Instagram on October 23 that her mother has since left the hospital and is on the mend at home.

“We still have a long road of recovery ahead of us, but baby steps,” Kelley wrote. “We are overwhelmed with the love and support from everyone. Grateful doesn’t scrape the surface of the posture of our hearts.”

Help Mary Lou Retton’s Fight!

1984 Olympic All-Around champion Mary Lou Retton is currently fighting for her life in the intensive care unit, according to a statement posted by her daughter McKenna Kelley on a SpotFund donation page. 

The page says Retton is battling a rare form of pneumonia that has left her unable to breathe on her own. Retton has been in the ICU for over a week and as medical expenses continue to climb, her family is reaching out for help. 

“ANYTHING, absolutely anything, would be so helpful for my family and my mom. Thank y’all so very much!” Kelley wrote. If you are able to help, please click here.

Photo Credit: United States Olympic and Paralymic Museum

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