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Zachary Taylor Warner: Kurt Warner’s Adopted Son, Enduring Lifelong Effects from an Accident at Four Months

by Maria L. Searle
Zachary Taylor Warner Kurt Warner's Adopted Son, Enduring Lifelong Effects from an Accident at Four Months

You must know a lot about the American NFL hall of famer; Kurt Warner. But do you know about his adopted son Zachary Taylor Warner?

In the world of sports, there are a few inspiring stories, but the story of Zachary Taylor Warner is one of a kind. Zachary has become a symbol of resilience, positivity, and unyielding spirit.

Living with a permanent disability for over 30 years, Zachary’s story transcends the usual narratives of overcoming disabilities and challenges.

In this post, we’ll delve deeper into the life of Zachary Taylor Warner; Kurt Warner’s adopted son. So get ready to be inspired!

Who is Zachary Taylor Warner? 

Zachary Taylor Warner

Zachary Taylor Warner, best known as the adopted son of the NFL iconic quarterback Kurt Warner, is a living example of strength and resilience. 

Born on 29th of April 1989, Zachary suffered from a domestic incident at the tender age of only 4 months that left him with permanent brain damage and partial blindness.

Despite these difficulties, Zachary remained unbroken. With the power and support of his loving family, he hasn’t just survived, he thrived. Zachary’s positivity and resilience influenced his parents so much that they established a facility in Phoenix, Arizone named Treasure House. 

The facility offers housing services for young people suffering from developmental and cognitive disabilities.

Profile Summary:

Full name Zack Taylor Warner
Date of birth 29th of April 1989
Age 34 as of October 2023
Ethnicity White
Religion Christianity
Zodiac sign Taurus
Biological father Neil
Father Kurt Warner
Mother Brenda Carney Meoni 
Siblings Kade, Jada Jo, Elijah, Jesse Jo, Sierra, and Sienna

Early Life

Early Life

Zachary Taylor Warner was born in America, on 29th of April 1989 to his father Neil and his mother Brenda Carney Meoni. 

As an infant, Zachary was raised by his biological father Neil. His mother, Brenda Carney Meoni, served in the U.S marine corps instead of going to college. Brenda is also a licensed nurse, philanthropist, and best-selling author.

When Zachary was only four months old, he had a terrible domestic accident when his father accidentally dropped him on his head. Zachary was rushed to the hospital and the doctors thought he wouldn’t make it. 

Fortunately, Zachary survived the accident, but he suffered permanent brain damage and partial loss of vision that left him handicapped.

Even more: Zachary’s mother divorced his biological father Neil in 1992. At that time, she was pregnant with her second child, Jesse. Brenda took a hardship discharge from the military following her son’s medical problems and pursued a career as a licensed nurse.

Getting Adopted

Getting Adopted

While Brenda was studying to become a licensed nurse, she met her second husband, Kurt Warner. At that time, Kurt was a young prospect in the NFL. The former NFL quarterback was only 21, and worked as a stock clerk and an assistant coach at Northern Iowa. 

The couple started dating, and they lived in Brenda’s parents basement for some time. Kurt didn’t mind Brenda having two children, and he loved them very much. Brenda says Kurt fell in love with the children before he even fell in love with her. 

The couple then tied the knot on October 11, 1997. After marriage, Kurt decided to adopt Brenda’s two children; Zachary and Jesse. 

Under the Warners’ care, Zachary was showered with love and support. The family never failed to make him feel special, and provided him with the best care and opportunities.

Zachary influenced his parents with his strength, passion, and love for life. Because of him, the Warners established a foundation to help young adults who suffer from cognitive and developmental disabilities named Treasure House in Glendale, Arizona. 

Brenda says the foundation serves as an ideal model on how to deal with people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. She says that Treasure House is the thing that makes her the most proud in life.

Zachary Taylor Warner Family


Zachary is part of a big loving family, as the Warners gave birth to five more children after his adoption. 

1. Kade Warner

Kade was born on September 29, 1998. He followed in his father’s footsteps and became an American football player. He played as a wide receiver for the Kansas State Wildcats and was the team captain in his final year.

2. Jada Jo Warner

Jada Jo is Zachary’s second-half sibling, and the second child for Brenda and Kurt. She was born in 2001, and she currently resides in Los Angeles for her school. According to her Youtube Channel and Instagram, Jada Jo is an actor and content creator.

3. Elijah Warner

Elijah is the child of Kurt and Brenda, he was born in 2003. He grew up in Arizona with his family and went to Desert Mountain High School. Elijah followed after the footsteps of his father and elder brother and currently plays as a quarterback for Temple University.

4. Sienna and Sierra

On 19th of December, 2005, Brenda gave birth to Zachary’s half-siblings; Sienna and Sierra. They’re identical twins and are currently 17 years old. 

Kurt Warner

Final Words

There you have it! That’s all you need to know about Kurt Warner’s adopted son; Zachary Taylor Warner. 

Growing up, Zachary may have faced a lot of challenges, but he overcame them with his positive spirit and unwavering strength. Zack’s optimistic outlook and infectious smile have become his defining characteristic and quickly influenced everyone he met. 

Images source: Instagram

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