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A moving story about a man who was born without legs. (watch)

Zion Clark, a native of Ohio, was born with Caudal Regression Syndrome, a condition that affects the development of the lower spine.


Clark has already revealed information of his past, admitting that he spent the first 16 years of his life in foster care.


“In my case, my birth mother did not take care of her body at all while she was pregnant with me, and she was on a variety of various medications, which led me to have defects,” the athlete explained.


Zion was later adopted by Kimberli Hawkins, who had always wished for a son. Clark gushed about Hawkins, saying, "To me, it's not a foster mother." Many people refer to her as a foster mother, which I dislike because she is my mother.”

Clark gained a renewed love for wrestling as he started high school. Zion persevered thanks to Hawkins' encouragement and became "one of the top boys in the state" by his senior year of high school.


“I started wrestling in second grade,” Zion explained. “When I was a kid, I didn't know what to do in my first few matches, and neither did my opponent. Some kids were afraid of wrestling me, and I was afraid of wrestling them. I had no idea what I was doing...

“I haven't let the fact that I was born without legs stop me from pursuing the things I want to do.”

Clark went on to have a great career in professional wrestling.

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