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Chris Norton Keeps on Turning Pain Into Purpose

June 25, 2019

Chris Norton Keeps on Turning Pain Into Purpose

By In the Loop In the Loop

Five years after a spinal cord injury, Chris Norton continues to inspire others, most recently by launching a camp for kids in wheelchairs and their families.

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Tags: Chris Norton, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program


Chris Norton Defies the Odds and Walks With His Bride Down the Aisle

April 26, 2018

Chris Norton Defies the Odds and Walks With His Bride Down the Aisle

By In the Loop In the Loop

After Chris Norton was injured during a college football game in 2010, doctors gave him just a 3 percent chance of regaining any movement below his neck. In the years since, he’s devoted himself to that 3 percent. Last weekend, he got married – and walked his bride, Emily Summers, down the aisle after saying […]

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Tags: Chris Norton, Emily Summers, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation


October 27, 2015

Seeing Opportunity at Every Opportunity

By In the Loop In the Loop

It’s been five years since Chris Norton took the hit that would change his life. As those who’ve followed his story know, Chris was injured as a freshman playing football at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. While attempting to make a tackle during kickoff coverage, he was knocked to the ground. This time, he didn’t […]

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May 28, 2015

Chris Norton’s Walk to Remember

By In the Loop In the Loop

Chris Norton knew it was going to be a weekend to remember. He was planning to propose to his girlfriend, Emily Summers, on Saturday. The next day, he’d walk across the stage to accept his diploma during Luther College’s graduation ceremony. Those would be difficult steps for Chris, steps he had worked for nearly five […]

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Tags: Chris Norton, Inspiration, Spinal Cord Injury


May 6, 2014

Chris Norton’s upward mobility

By Elizabeth Harty, Sr Communications Specialist Elizabeth Harty, Sr Communications Specialist

One thing was clear in the days after Chris Norton was injured during a football game in 2010, fracturing his neck and compressing his spinal cord: he was one determined young man. Immediately after his injury, Norton was flown to Mayo Clinic, where traction, surgery and some serious rehabilitation time helped him overcome the odds. […]

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