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Special Olympics: Fab Five

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Three athletes and two coaches; together they are New Jersey's Special Olympics gymnastics team.

A group that calls themselves the Fab Five.

Coach Donna Roberto says they've been training for the last nine months.

"These girls have grown in so many ways not just their skill levels but they're confidence as important as the skill," Roberto said.

The athletes, Alyssa Sims, Courtney Muns and Molly Hebert were among the 32 participants involved in the gymnastics competition.

"We're a family. The Fab Five is a family. Tremendous bond."

From the vault to the bars, beam and floor exercises, Alyssa Sims says the games have helped her build confidence.

"I'm so blessed to be here. It's so great to be here. I'm so happy. I'm so happy," Sims said.

This is Molly Hebert's sixth games. Doctors once told Molly Hebert's parents the Teaneck native wouldn't walk. Her mother says watching her is a blessing.

"The awareness of the drive. Improve your skills. Doing your personal best is wonderful. Improving," Diane Ludwick said.

The Fab Five has improved as a team and coach says they consider all their fellow athletes to be part of the family.

"They will cheer anyone. It doesn't matter if they feel they are better. They will cheer every on and I think that's something everybody can learn something from," Fab Five coach said.

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