One of the gymnasts that inspired me most in my life, Carol Johnston, is under treatment for Alzheimer’s.
Her husband Scott D. Koniar posted her story in the Gianna Homes newsletter.
My wife Carol Johnston Koniar was born with one arm in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. …
Her parents encouraged her to not let her one arm be a handicap. Carol grew up enjoying both ice skating and gymnastics.
Carol … received a scholarship to Cal State Fullerton.
In 1979, Disney produced a documentary short on Carol entitled The Truly Exceptional: Carol Johnston.
The documentary was turned into a feature film Lefty, which premiered across the nation as part of Disney’s Wonderful World series.
… read more (page 5)
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via Fans of Canadian Gymnastics