Gabby Douglas' West Des Moines Family Can't Imagine Life Without Olympian

Elissa Parton is just 6 years old, so she may not remember that she once had a bedroom of her own, despite three older sisters.27 photos: Gabby Douglas' West Des Moines home away from home

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