Courage to Soar Quotes

Simone Biles
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Most people might think that at age three I was too young to know what it meant to be placed into foster care, but the truth is I understood everything. When the social worker piled the four of us into her car, I knew exactly what was going on. We were going to live with a new family, and we didn’t know if we’d like it there."
-- Simone Biles (Chapter 2: Spring paragraph 1)

Importance: This quote demonstrates how deeply foster care impacted Simone, despite her young age at the time that she was removed from her original home. Simone emphasizes the inherent uncertainty of foster care, and how that lack of knowledge about her future encouraged her to find more stability in life. Simone's youth did not lessen the negative impacts of the foster care system; rather, it likely amplified issues of distrust by embedding them into her mental outlook when she was at an...

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