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Chris Norton was injured in a football game on October 16, 2010 and was given a 3% chance of ever regaining any movement below his neck. However, thanks to God and his determination he is regaining movement throughout his body.
Chris attributes much of his on going success to his faith and the array of therapy options he has had access to since his injury in 2010. Having been injured in an NCAA athletic event many of Chris’s therapy costs – ranging from his $25,000 RT300 leg and arm bike, to his $15,000 bioness hand stimulator – have been covered by the associations high risk insurance. No matter how great his determination and work ethic are, Chris’s circumstances would be completely different if it wasn’t for the continued support of this extraordinary insurance policy.
Throughout his seven month stay in Rochester’s Mayo Clinic and his years of ongoing therapy, he has encountered many people who have suffered similar injuries without the luxury of adequate insurance policies. More often than not Chris has seen good people go without the necessary therapy equipment and assistance to achieve their recovery goals.
It was with this crisis in mind that Chris, his family, and his friends got together and decided to start the SCI (Spinal Cord Injury) CAN (Christopher Anderson Norton) Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit. This organization has the simple goal of raising money in order to provide patients with various levels of accommodations and neuromuscular deficiencies equipment that would benefit them in achieving their goals.
“Our mission is to promote the long term health, wellness, recovery, and quality of life for individuals with spinal cord injury and other neurological disorders by providing additional funds to facilitate opportunities that would not otherwise exist”
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Told through alternating chapters, this inspiring father-son memoir recounts a young man’s seemingly insurmountable quest to regain movement in every part of his body, and a father’s struggle to be the rock his son and family lean on in the face of their worst nightmare. Chris and Terry depict with brutal honesty the harrowing months they spent in rehabilitation and the years that followed where family, friends, and faith became the nucleus that saw them through.Read more