One life-changing call put Simone Biles on path for Olympic gold
One phone call changed their lives. It expanded a family, and set in motion the development of one of gymnastics’ great stars. Of course, nobody knew it at the time. This was about finding a home for young children.
Simone Biles was 3 years old in the summer of 1999. Her mother, Shanon, was battling drug and alcohol abuse, unable to care for her children. Ron Biles received a phone call. It was a social worker in Ohio, informing him his grandchildren had been taken away from their mother and put in foster care.