THIS IS EPISODE 331 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Chris Norton went from talented 18-year-old college football player with a promising future, to flat on his back with a broken neck and a 3 percent chance of ever moving or feeling anything below his neck, much less walking again.
Determined to prove the doctors wrong and to find love, Norton pushed himself through grueling daily workouts until four years later, when he walked across the stage to receive his college diploma.
He went on to marry his wife, Emily, and at his wedding he tackled the seven longest yards of his life: walking down the wedding aisle and into a new life.
Chris and Emily tell their story in the new book, “The Seven Longest Yards,” which released Tuesday. Tim Tebow wrote the foreword.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Norton about his incredible story, how his faith sustained him after his football accident, God’s better plan, walking the seven longest yards at his wedding, and why adoption is something he and his wife have dedicated their lives to.
No one pushes me more than my wife, Emily. She is a major reason why I accomplished my graduation and wedding walk goals. 💪
To work harder than you think you can, surround yourself with people who don't allow you to settle below your capabilities. #TuesdayThoughts #7yardsbook pic.twitter.com/sZfM20mf70
— Chris Norton (@chrisanorton16) June 11, 2019
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