Athlete Zion Clark was born with Caudal Regression Syndrome, a disorder that impairs the development of the lower spine.
He had grown up in the foster care system for the first 16 years of his life, before he was adopted.
After winning the Guinness World Record for his exploits with his hands, the athlete said: “In my case, my birth mother did not take care of her body at all while she was pregnant with me, she was on a multitude of different drugs, and that caused me to have defects.”
He was later adopted by Kimberli Hawkins, who had always dreamed of having a son. Speaking about Hawkins, Clark gushed: “To me, it’s not a foster mother. A lot of people say foster mother and I’m not a big fan of that because she is my mother.”
Zion Clark is a wrestler and athlete who dreams of becoming a multi-time Olympic champion and won’t be deterred despite rare genetic disorder called Caudal Regression Syndrome, that has made his legs not to develop.