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September 29th, 2012

Finding Hope in Small Strides

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Since a devastating football injury, Chris Norton has taken steady steps toward recovery through determination, faith and a strong support network. Now, he’s reaching out to help others with spinal-cord injuries.  On a Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, while making a tackle in a Luther College football game, Chris Norton’s life changed dramatically. It was clear […]

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Tags: 5320, 5335, Chris Norton, Courage in Sports, Luther College, Mayo Clinic, Rehabilitation, SCI CAN, Spinal Cord


November 16th, 2011

Chris Norton wins Courage in Sports Award!

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

The below excerpts come from a USA Today article: Chris Norton, a sophomore football player at Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) who suffered a catrostrophic injury in a game last year, received the 2011 CBS America’s Choice Honor for “Courage in Sports” Sunday. After suffering the injury, Norton was taken to the Mayo Clinic, where he […]

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Tags: Award, Chris Norton, Courage in Sports, Football, hope, Luther College, Mayo Clinic, Spinal Cord, Sports Illustrated, Terry Norton, therapy, USA Today


September 19th, 2011

Vote Now! Chris Norton Nominated for 2011 America’s Choice Honoree for Courage in Sports on CBS

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

“Luther College football player Chris Norton has been nominated for the 2011 America’s Choice Honoree for Courage in Sports on CBS. Now in its 23rd year, Courage in Sports has recognized some of the world’s greatest and most inspirational athletes, such as Muhammed Ali, Alonzo Mourning, Kerri Strug and Walter Payton.” To read the rest […]

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Tags: CBS, Chris Norton, contest, courage, Luther College, sports


January 13th, 2011

C.A.N. Do Anything

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

On October 16, 2010, Chris Norton, a freshman at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, was playing in a varsity football game when a special teams play left him with a fractured neck and compressed spinal cord. The incident resulted in him having no feeling below the area. After surgery, the physicians at Mayo Clinic informed […]

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Tags: 5292, 5308, 5335, CAN, Chris Norton, Football, injury, inspirational, Luther College, Mayo Clinic, Rehabilitation, St. Marys Hospital


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