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Simone Biles

The gymnast puts her heart and soul into helping foster children

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She's known for reshaping the world of gymnastics, but in her spare time Simone Biles, who is the most decorated American gymnast, puts her heart and soul into helping foster children.

Partly growing up in foster care herself, it's a cause close to Simone and in 2016, she teamed up with Mattress Firm to support their Foster Kids programme, which has donated more than 610,000 items such as clothes and school supplies to foster kids and their families.

"Once foster kids age out of the system, they often don't have the opportunity to go to a regular university because of all the student fees. Everyone deserves an opportunity. I was given one, and I want to make sure others get one too." - Simone Biles

"I know what it is like to spend time in and out of the foster care system, and words cannot begin to express how thankful I am that my parents adopted me," she said.

"Children are children; they need our love, support and help to understand the benefits of sleep and the role it plays in living an active and healthy life."

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