Para-athlete Gia Pergolini was diagnosed with Stargardt disease in 2014. She starting losing her vision in childhood and found out about Stargardt at the age of 10.
Gia Pergolini is an American Paralympic Swimmer. She started swimming at the age of four and started competing at the age of five.
When Gia was young, she played soccer, lacrosse, and gymnastics, but her passion was always swimming.
Likewise, her idol is American swimmer Michael Phelps. The most influential person in her life is her coach Andy Shields and her parents.
She is from Atlanta. Besides, Gia is not dating anyone right now.
What Disability Does Gia Pergolini Have?
Gia Pergolini has Stargardt disease. She was diagnosed with Stargardt in 2014.
Likewise, Stargardt causes progressive loss of central vision during childhood or adolescence.
But her condition didn’t let her lose her dreams in swimming. Initially, she was resistant to take part in Para swimming. Later, meeting with several swimmers with impairments, she got encouraged.
Similarly, her mother continuously encouraged her to swim. She was very happy to see Gia connect with people who have disabilities like her.
Moreover, veteran Para athletes also helped to motivate her. Gia said that veterans inspired young Para athletes to perform better and made them comfortable.
How Old Is Gia Pergolini? Her Age And Family
Gia Pergolini’s age is 17 years old.
Bill Pergolini and Alice Pergolini are Gia’s parents. She also has two brothers, Matthew and David.
Likewise, her mother, Alice, is the founder of “Through Gia’s Eyes Foundation.” She established the foundation in 2015.
It is a non-profit organizaton. It helps to raise money for families with children who have visual impairments. It is a great initiative that Gia’s mother has done.
Gia Pergolini Net Worth Explored
Gia Pergolini estimated net worth is around USD 1 million.
But, her exact net worth is not disclosed.
She has never spoken about her wealth. But she has won several medals by winning competitions.
In the 2017 World Championships in Mexico, she won a silver in S13 100m backstrokes. She also participated in ParaOlympic Tokyo 2020.
Meet Gia Pergolini On Instagram
Gia Pergolini’s Instagram username is @gia.pergolini.
Her account has more than 1500 followers and has few posts.
Similarly, she has mostly posted pictures with her friends. She went to St. Francis High School.
The para-athlete has also posted a picture with her dog, Charleigh. She has also posted pictures on the beach showing off her amazing physique.