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Chris Norton

Former Football Defensive Back
Luther College (D-III)

Chris Norton suffered a spinal cord injury while playing football at Luther College (Iowa).  The doctors gave Chris a 3% chance of moving anything below his neck again.  Four years later, he defied the odds and walked across stage his college graduation. Three years later, Chris attempted another incredible feat – this time, perhaps the most important walk of his life – 7-yards down the aisle with his wife, Emily. 

In his inspirational address, Chris’ will share his story of no matter what you go through there is always hope. His message will focus on the fact that we all face challenges, but our circumstances should not define us – we should define ourselves.

Thursday, December 06

KEYNOTE ADDRESS - Power to Stand

Chris Norton suffered a spinal cord injury while playing football at Luther College (Iowa). The doctors gave Chris a 3% chance of moving anything below his neck again. Four years later, he defied the odds and walked across the stage at his college graduation. Three years later, Chris attempted another incredible feat – this time, perhaps the most important walk of his life – seven yards down the aisle with his wife, Emily. In his inspirational address, Chris will share his story – showing that no matter what you go through, there is always hope. His message focuses on the fact that we all face challenges, but our circumstances should not define us – we define ourselves.

Chris Norton, Former Football Defensive Back, Luther College (D-III)