Riley Higgins, 12, was practicing on the high bar when she fell and dislocated her elbow in August 2015. At first glance, her doctor thought it might mean an end to her time as a gymnast. Riley's mom brought her to Cincinnati Children's for a second opinion from orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Charles Mehlman. After a series of tests, Dr. Mehlman avoided surgery and instead let Riley's elbow heal naturally. She wore a stint for about a month before starting therapy. After three months of hard work, Riley returned to the gym surprising everyone by qualifying for nationals in Oklahoma earlier this year. She won second place in the trampoline competition. Riley's advice for other injured athletes is to work hard and never give up on your dreams.