Kingdom Stories: Khalen Saunders

Saunders grew up in the St. Louis area in a diverse neighborhood and attended Parkway Central High School. He was a standout 285-pound running back in high school whose athleticism and love affair with basketball once earned him the nickname of “Fat Kyrie” from one of his college coaches at Western Illinois. But at just 6-feet tall, Saunders was consistently told he’d never make it, and combined with a living situation as a child that opened his eyes to the love and care his mother provided, Saunders uses that as a fuel as a new father himself to a little girl. 

This is Khalen’s journey…in his words.

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