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Chris Norton Keeps on Turning Pain Into Purpose

June 25, 2019

Chris Norton Keeps on Turning Pain Into Purpose

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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

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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


Emergency Medicine Physician Back to Work After Accident That Left Him Paralyzed

April 24, 2018

Emergency Medicine Physician Back to Work After Accident That Left Him Paralyzed

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After Daniel Grossman, M.D., was paralyzed in a biking accident, he needed to learn how to do everything — including care for patients — in a new way.

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Tags: Dr. Daniel Grossman, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center, Mayo Clinic Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program, Spinal Cord Injury


First Down, Now 7 Yards to Go

October 17, 2017

First Down, Now 7 Yards to Go

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At 18, a football play left Chris Norton with a spinal cord injury and a grim prognosis. In the years since, he’s worked tirelessly to overcome that prognosis – and discovered a calling along the way.

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


January 17, 2017

Dream of Walking Down the Aisle Now Reality for Paralyzed Athlete

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In 2008, Mallory Weggemann became paralyzed from the waist down following an epidural injection gone wrong. The then 18-year-old competitive swimmer fought her way back into the water, went on to win two medals at the 2012 Paralympic Games, and competed in seven individual events during last year’s Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Still, Mallory […]

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Tags: Lisa Beck, Mayo Clinic Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program, Megan Gill, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


May 24, 2016

Hockey Player Has New Game Plan After Dramatic Collision Leaves Him Paralyzed

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It was the last regular season game of the year for the Chicago Cougars amateur hockey team. And, it was off to a good start. “I actually scored the first goal of the game early in the first period on a power play,” defenseman Matt Olson says. From there, however, the game took a life-changing […]

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Tags: Dr Ronald Reeves, Mayo Clinic Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program


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