Baker Books’ Everything is Possible by Jen Bricker launches
with major national media
Born without legs, Jen Bricker inspires others to overcome; tells inspiring, true story of beating all odds with faith and a can-do attitude
Media Contact: Shanon Stowe
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., September 2, 2016—Born without legs and with her heart on the opposite side of her chest, Jen Bricker’s biological parents gave her up for adoption. With the love and acceptance of parents who mandated one simple rule, “Never say ‘can’t,’” Bricker quickly flourished, becoming an unstoppable force determined to master anything she set her mind to. In her forthcoming book, Everything Is Possible: Finding the Faith and Courage to Follow Your Dreams (Baker Books, Sept. 6, 2016), Bricker tells of her inspiring journey to overcome every challenge she faced, fulfill God’s plan for her, and the surprise of a lifetime when she discovered Olympic gymnast Dominique Moceanu to be her biological sister.
The book launches on September 6 with major national media attention that includes: a 4-page feature and digital interview for PEOPLE Magazine, interviews with FOX & Friends, FOX Business Channel’s Kennedy, Inside Edition, Hallmark’s Home & Family, ESPN’s Sportscenter, FOX News Radio, BBC Radio, POPSugar, US Weekly, Parade.com, ESPNW and a Facebook Live with AOL.
“Everything is possible,” writes Bricker. “That’s my favorite Bible quote from Mark 9:23: ‘Everything is possible for the person who believes.’ See it, believe it, make it happen. Who ever would have thought it was that simple? Yet my life is proof.”
Her faith and the can-do attitude instilled by Bricker’s adoptive parents catapulted the small and might powerhouse into personal and professional success, tackling roller-skating, volleyball, power tumbling and aerial gymnastics, quickly rising to the top of her field. As a young girl, Jen was captivated by Olympic gymnast Dominique Moceanu and tells of the emotional reunion when the two discovered they were biological sisters. Today, 28-year-old Bricker is an aerial artist, acrobat, and enjoys a successful career as a motivational speaker.
“My approach was simple: no hesitation, no fear, no worrying ‘what if?’ If an obstacle presented itself, I got creative and figured out how to get around it. It’s an attitude that I feel people aren’t taught, which is probably why I get asked for advice all the time. Life is an amazing journey if you’re not afraid to live it.”
Everything Is Possible is the incredible story of God working out His plan for Jen’s life from before day one. Readers follow Jen from the challenges of growing up different to holding captive audiences in the tens of thousands. Readers will see what they can accomplish when they remove the words “coincidence” and “limitation” from their vocabulary. Filled with heart and spirit, as well as Bricker’s wit, wisdom, and no-holds-barred honesty, this inspiring true story points the way to purpose and joy. Nick Vujicic has written the foreword.
Jen Bricker is an author, aerialist, and motivational speaker. A state champion in power tumbling, she has traveled internationally with Britney Spears’s Circus Tour and has appeared as a headliner at the prestigious Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas, New York’s Lincoln Center, the Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai, and the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. She has been featured on numerous news shows, including HBO’s Real Sports, ABC’s 20/20, EPSPN’s Versus, and Good Morning America. She is currently living in Los Angeles and has added a successful speaking career to her list of accomplishments, including a TEDx talk and several other speeches around the world, from Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong to Malaysia and Thailand. Through her faith, drive, and determination, she continues to prove to herself and others that everything is possible.