Cerebral CEO Reveals How Simone Biles Helped Him Past A ‘Life Threatening’ Moment And Work With Her

Published 10/28/2021, 2:00 PM EDT
FILE PHOTO: Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Gymnastics Artistic Training – Ariake Gymnastics Centre, Tokyo, Japan – July 22, 2021 Simone Biles of the United States during training REUTERS/File Photo


Owning the title of the most decorated gymnast of all time, Simone Biles is the recipient of 32 Olympic and World Championship medals. Apart from her exploits in gymnastics, Biles is also loved and appreciated for her strong stance in support of mental health.

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Withdrawing herself from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, she showcased her bravery and courage. Recently, in an interview, the CEO of Cerebral revealed the incredible story of how and why he decided to partner up with Biles.

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Simone Biles’ bravery encouraged Cerebral CEO Kyle Robertson

One of the leading mental health companies, Cerebral, has given the position of Chief Impact Officer to Simone Biles. Together, they want to work against the mental health taboos and support people struggling with mental health issues. In a recent interview, the CEO of the app, Kyle Robertson, spoke about what inspired him to work with Biles.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 22: Simone Biles competes on the beam during the 2021 GK U.S. Classic gymnastics competition at the Indiana Convention Center on May 22, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

Kyle was suffering from a dangerous infection and was at the hospital a few months ago. During that difficult phase, he saw Biles at the Tokyo Olympics and was moved by her courage.

“You know, I was actually in a hospital bed when I was watching you in Tokyo. I had an immersive pneumonia infection of all things. It was kind of a life-threatening experience,” revealed Kyle.

It had such a large toll on my emotional health and then seeing Simone in the Olympics, you know, be able to speak to her, it was really powerful for me personally, let alone these tens of millions of Americans who are suffering in silence,” he added.

Biles herself also recently talked about how much the app has helped her deal with her issues. She hopes that she can help more people who are going through the same.

“As a human people respect me a lot”: Simone 

Biles mentioned in the same interview, how people really saw the more human side of her after Tokyo 2020. Earlier, people used to think that Simone was someone extraordinary, and without a doubt she is, but just like any other person, she too struggles with issues.

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Yeah, I think as a human, people respect me a lot more and they realize that I’m not just entertainment, I’m human,” said Biles.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Gymnastics – Artistic – Women’s Beam – Final – Ariake Gymnastics Centre, Tokyo, Japan – August 3, 2021. Simone Biles of the United States congratulates Guan Chenchen of China after competing REUTERS/Mike Blake SEARCH “OLYMPICS DAY 12” FOR TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS EDITOR’S CHOICE, SEARCH “REUTERS OLYMPICS TOPIX” FOR ALL EDITOR’S CHOICE PICTURES.TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.

By taking this brave step, Biles has shown the way to many others who have been struggling but were afraid to speak about it. She’s also help put the spotlight on the immense mental pressure that professional athletes deal with on a frequent basis.

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Richa Goswami

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Richa Goswami is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an adherent learner, she uses her journalistic persona to navigate through new skills. Richa has completed her schooling at Don Bosco.

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