Mental Wellness, Podcast

#27 Chris & Emily Norton, Defying the Odds after Paralysis

Chris Norton was living the dream. He was a college football player… but during one game he mis-timed his tackle… and in a moment he could not move. He was paralyzed from the neck down.

You’ve likely seen Chris’ story recently as he’s gone viral and been featured with his new- wife, Emily on countless media sources – including People Magazine, Good Morning Ameirca, CBS Sports and CNN.

Groom Paralyzed Playing Football Walks Down The Aisle: Inside Chris Norton's Story (FULL) | PeopleTV

In the viral video – you see Chris, who was given a 3% chance of ever moving below the neck, walk down the aisle at his wedding.

About halfway through this interview you’ll also hear from his wife, Emily, who was integral in making that happened.

We talk about so much – what it was like for Chris to have to redefine himself after he lost his ability to be the athlete he always was, what he’s learned about perseverance – and of course the moment he walked down the aisle at his wedding. Plus, we’ll talk about what they’ve both have learned as foster parents to five children.

You can hear this full episode by clicking on the play button at the top of this post – or on iTunes, Google Play Music or online.

Check out Chris’ website here, heck out his foundation and opportunity to donate here.

You can also connect with Chris on Facebook and Instagram.

Watch: 7 Yards Documentary

Read: The Power of Faith When Tragedy Strikes: A Father-Son Memoir

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