John Lee, the father of Olympic gold medalist Suni Lee, received a new wheelchair from decorated gymnast and his daughter’s teammate, Simone Biles, last week.
Why he needed a wheelchair: In 2019, John fell off a ladder while trying to help a neighbor trim a tree. The accident left him with a spinal cord injury, which left him paralyzed from the chest down, as per NBC News.
Olympic gymnast Suni Lee, 18, shared some special ink on her arm to her followers on her Instagram story earlier today.
A forever reminder: The athlete could be seen sitting in a tattoo parlor proudly showing off Olympic rings tattooed in black ink on her right forearm alongside her caption “did a thingggg.”
Hmong American Olympian Sunisa “Suni” Lee received a parade in St. Paul, Minn., after returning home from the 2020 Tokyo Games with three medals.
Welcome home: Crowds gathered at White Bear Avenue in St. Paul on Sunday as Lee, 18, rode atop a fire truck to a ceremony outside Aldrich Arena in Maplewood to celebrate her success at the Olympics, according to MPR News.
Suni Lee was reunited with her family for the first time since she left for the Olympics and she draped her gold medal around her father’s neck.
The dedication: The young Olympian made history as the first Asian American to win the all-around gymnastics event and said she won the gold for her dad, according to her interview with Access.