Man Paralyzed From Neck Down Walks to Receive Diploma With Help of His Girlfriend

Six years after Chris Norton sustained injuries playing football that left him paralyzed from the neck down. He walked the stage at his college graduation to accept his diploma. His girlfriend, Emily, was there to support him in one of many defining moments where he refused to let his condition dictate his life.


"Thank you everyone for the nice messages about my walk. 6 years ago I suffered a spinal cord injury in a football game. I was paralyzed from the neck down. At that moment I was forced to make the choice to either give up and let my life be determined by my circumstances or fight and create something positive out of my circumstances!

I believed that I could turn that tragedy into an opportunity to do more, to be better, to inspire others and be stronger. I started motivational speaking, I started a non profit to help others with disabilities and I created some incredible opportunities.

I met the love of my life, Emily Summers, 3 years after my injury. She's the one in the video. I would've never met her if I would've given up and let my circumstances define who I am. My hope for you is that you make the hard choice to fight and make something positive from your tragedies, struggles and difficulties. We are all capable of making that choice and I promise incredible things will happen!!

For those of you asking for more information on my story my dad, Terry Norton, and I wrote a book sharing everything!! It's called, The Power of Faith When Tragedy Strikes."


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