Abby has always been shy, but never had to speak much because her outgoing twin sister, Emily, would talk for both of them. Abby loved gymnastics and joined the acrobatic gymnastics team when she was five years old. She began as a top in a women’s pair in the 11 and younger age group, and her partner was a nice, veteran gymnast. Abby still barely spoke more than three words at a time, but she worked hard and improved quickly. At her first meet, in a giant convention center hall, she amazed her parents with her incredible poise and confidence on the floor. The most profound impact, however, was how her acro experience carried over into other parts of her life. Now in kindergarten, Abby was excited to bring her acro medals to school and even spoke in front of her class for show and tell! She also surprised everyone when she performed in front of the whole school at the talent show.