That's what she told her grandparents happened, personally, I'm a bit skeptical.
As lots of other posters have mentioned, I find the whole Gabi situation off putting. It reminds me of child stars who have a parent as a manager & who support the family, only Gabi is not going to be able to transition to an adult cheerleader unlike child stars who possibly can continue as adult actors. Plus, every time she does a routine, she runs the risk of injury. Something just seems wrong about the whole thing.