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Anthony Trucks Featured Foster Child, Former NFL Player, American Ninja Warrior, Entrepreneur, and Motivational Speaker
If I don't have faith in myself, I cannot move – I'm not even going to take the first step.”
Anthony Trucks was 3 years old when his mother surrendered him to foster care. Shuffled from home to home, the Antioch resident and former NFL pro says he experienced years of mental and physical abuse in the system before being adopted at the age of 14.
He was put into the foster system when he was just three years old. So, with his three siblings, the toddler had to learn just how difficult and unfair life could be. Truck says that felt “alone, unprepared for the future, unwanted, scared, unsure and essentially on an island.” Before his sixth birthday, Trucks was physically and mentally abused, tortured, starved, and treated like he was “less than human.”
This article is written about Anthony by Joe Desena, the creator of the Spartan Race sponsored by Reebok.
A look into the life of Anthony leading up to his American Ninja Warrior debut on NBC
An article all about Anthony on American Ninja Warrior