Celebrity Baby Blog / Shannon Miller

Who Does Shannon Miller Think of ‘Every Time I Look at My Daughter’?

09/18/2014 at 04:38 PM ET

Shannon Miller Cancer Lobby Day
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Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Shannon Miller calls her 15-month-old daughter Sterling her “miracle baby.”

Miller was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer (her older child, son Rocco, was 1 at the time) and lost her left ovary and fallopian tube. But before Sterling was even a thought, the Olympian was going through chemo and speaking publicly about her diagnosis when a stranger changed her life.

“This woman came up to me and took my hand, right before I went on the podium, and said, ‘I just want you to know, I had the exact same tumor. That was 10 years ago. I have two beautiful children. And you’re going to make it,'” an emotional Miller told PEOPLE at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network‘s Cancer Lobby Day in Washington, D.C., Thursday.
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Shannon Miller Introduces Daughter Sterling Diane

07/19/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

Shannon Miller Daughter Sterling Diane First Photo
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Meet Sterling Diane Falconetti!

The baby girl, born June 25, is the newest addition to Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller‘s family. She and her husband, John Falconetti, are already parents to 3½-year-old son Rocco.

“She is our miracle baby,” says Miller, 36, who battled a non-hereditary form of ovarian cancer known as a germ cell malignancy in early 2011.

The seven-time Olympic medalist, leader of the famed “Magnificent Seven” women’s gymnastics team at the 1996 Games in Atlanta, underwent surgery to remove her left ovary and fallopian tube after her cancer diagnosis.

Although she preserved her eggs “as an insurance policy,” prior to undergoing a grueling nine-week chemotherapy regimen, she was able to conceive Sterling, now three weeks old, naturally.
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Shannon Miller Welcomes Daughter Sterling Diane

06/25/2013 at 04:15 PM ET

Shannon Miller Welcomes Daughter Sterling Diane
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The littlest gymnast has arrived.

Shannon Miller and her husband, Drummond Press president John Falconetti, welcomed their second child, daughter Sterling Diane Falconetti, on Tuesday, June 25, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

The baby girl, who is named for her maternal great-great-grandfather and paternal grandmother, arrived at 11:49 a.m., weighing 6 lbs., 15 oz. and is 19½ inches long.

“Shannon and John are thrilled to welcome Sterling into the world,” the seven-time Olympic medalist’s rep tells PEOPLE. “Mom and baby are healthy and doing well.”

Sterling joins big brother Rocco, 3½.

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