"Mama" Is Allyson Felix's "Favorite" Title: Meet Her Adorable Daughter, Camryn
Allyson Felix is still the most decorated Olympian in women's track and field history after the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, and while she's a joy to watch in competition, we can't get enough of seeing her with her daughter, whom she shares with her husband, Kenneth Ferguson.
However, the path to becoming a mother wasn't an easy one for Allyson. The Olympian has opened up about her traumatic emergency C-section birth at just 32 weeks gestation due to preeclampsia, and she has since become a fierce advocate for Black maternal health.
"The biggest part for pregnant women is knowing the risks. Black women, especially, are almost four times as likely to face complications or even death during delivery," Allyson told POPSUGAR in August 2020. "One of the big things that I struggled with was not knowing what signs to look for when I had a severe case of preeclampsia."
In December 2020, Allyson shared that while her then-focus was on the Tokyo Olympic Games, she "would love to have more children." She told People, "Definitely in the future I would love to grow our family." But for now, it's all about her firstborn! Keep scrolling to learn more about Allyson and Kenneth's daughter and to see some of their cutest family photos.
Camryn Grace Ferguson
Allyson and Kenneth's first and only child, a daughter named Camryn — or "Cammy" — was born on Nov. 28, 2018.
Since having Camryn, Allyson has been focused on showing the world what a strong mother looks like. Just 10 months after giving birth, Allyson broke the record for the most gold medals ever won by a single track-and-field athlete in IAAF World Championships history. Then, ahead of her first race at the Tokyo Olympics, Allyson shared a powerful and passionate letter she wrote for her girl about her achievements.
"I had you after four Olympic games, six gold medals, three silver. Yet my greatest accomplishment is you. Do you know what they said after I had you? They said I'd retire, that I was too old to complete, that I couldn't get my body back in shape, but Cammy, here I am to prove them wrong," she said. "From the terrifying moments of fighting for my life to the long days in the NICU, you made me stronger than I ever imagined . . . I've had a lot of titles, but by far, Mama is my favorite."
Kenneth has also been known to gush about his daughter. On Cammy's second birthday, the dad shared a sweet birthday photo of his toddler, writing: "I hope you know how much daddy loves you. Nothing in this world is beautiful as you, except your mom who is now a super close second.😂 I want you to chase your dreams, touch the sky on your little tip toes. Never forgot how worthy you are!"