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“Not Everyone Has a Support System Like I Do”: Simone Biles Pledges to Help the Foster Kids in Need

Published 11/30/2022, 8:15 AM EST

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Simone Biles may now be one of the most decorated athletes, but the path to success for her was never easy. Spending life in foster care, life for Simone and her siblings was challenging and uncertain until her maternal grandparents decided to adopt them officially.

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Having spent a considerable part of her life in foster care, she thus is aware of the hardships. Hence determined to bring a change now that she is in a position she works effectively towards it. Continuing her noble endeavors, earlier today, Simone shared an Instagram post that reveals why she works for the cause.


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Simone talks about the importance of a support system

Having seen tough life, Simone knows that a “solid foundation is key to controlling complexity.” She reveals that her family, friends, and mentors helped her adapt to life’s situations. However, unlike her, not all are blessed with the same. She acknowledges, “not everyone has a support system like I do.”


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This is the reason she chose to work with “Friends of Children.” Giving an insight, she adds that it is a children’s charity that pairs foster kids with paid professional mentors from childhood through high school graduation. All in an attempt to help the kids with a strong support system. Inspired by their work, she has thus chosen to team up with them.


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Expressing gratitude, she adds, “I’m grateful I can team up with them to give back to kids facing the same systemic obstacles that I was lucky enough to overcome.” She also reveals that she is proud to partner with Axonius and helps them with their noble cause through the ‘Controlling Complexity campaign.’


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Simone Biles and her journey in the foster care 

When Simone was a three-year-old baby, government officials stripped her biological mother of her parental rights. Following this, Simone and her siblings ended up in foster care. Changing from one foster care to another, life was difficult for the Biles siblings. The fear of being separated always lingered, but one phone call changed their life for the better.

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As Ron and Nellie Biles were informed but the plight of the children, the couple decided to adopt the kids. Thus, stepping into the shoes of parents from grandparents Ron and Nellie changed the life of the young kids for the better. They did not just provide them with the best lifestyle but also helped them chase their dreams.


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Mubhaswara Ahamed

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Mubhaswara Ahamed is currently working as a US Sports Author for Essentially Sports. She completed her Grad degree in English Literature from Calcutta University. Mubhaswara was introduced to the world of sports by her father.

Edited By: Simar Singh Wadhwa