There’s a miracle baby on the way for Shannon Miller.
The former gymnast and husband John Falconetti are already parents to son Rocco, 3.
“Things were going fantastic with the launch of my company … my foundation was growing and we hoped our family would expand as well. Then my world stopped. Instead of calling my parents to tell them they had another grandchild on the way, I was calling to tell them I may have cancer. Our baby plans were put on hold indefinitely,” Miller, who eventually underwent surgery to remove her left ovary and the malignant tumor, followed by nine weeks of chemotherapy, writes.
“I’ve been blessed to have the opportunity to do some amazing things in my life, but being a mom is second to none.”
As part of the Magnificent Seven, Miller took home two golds at the 1996 Atlanta Games, adding to the collection of two silvers and three bronzes she won in 1992 in Barcelona. Most recently, Miller covered the Summer Olympics in London.
— Sarah Michaud