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Olympian Mary Lou Retton is back home recovering from pneumonia, daughter says

American gymnastics legend Mary Lou Retton is back home and on the road to recovery after being hospitalized with pneumonia earlier this month.

On Monday, McKenna Kelley, the Olympic gold-winning medalist’s daughter, posted the latest update on her mother’s condition after weeks of progress and setbacks in the ICU.

“Mom is HOME and in recovery mode. We still have a long road of recovery ahead of us, but baby steps,” shewrote on Instagram.

“We are overwhelmed with the love and support from everyone. Grateful doesn’t scrape the surface of the posture of our hearts,” she continued.

“Thank you Jesus, thank you doctors and nurses, thank you to this loving community of support,” Kelley added.

Earlier this month, Kelley shared that her mother was inthe ICU battling a “very rare form of pneumonia” and at the time was not able to breathe on her own.

Kelley starteda fundraiserto help pay for Retton’s medical expenses. The fundraiser far surpassed its initial goal of $50,000 and has so far raised just over $459,000.

In 1984, Retton became thefirst American woman to win the individual all-around gold medal at the Olympics. The 55-year-old retired in 1986, and in the years since, she has been focused on health, fitness and raising her four daughters.

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