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  Newsmakers   27 Apr 2018  Paralysed man defeats odds to walk down at own wedding

Paralysed man defeats odds to walk down at own wedding

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Apr 27, 2018, 11:53 am IST
Updated : Apr 27, 2018, 11:53 am IST

In 2010, Norton was playing football for Luther College in Iowa when an accident on field caused him to suffer severe spinal cord injury.

Norton embarked on a period of gruelling rehabilitation and in 2015, he blew away expectations on his graduation day by walking across the stage with the help of his fiancée, Emily Summer.
 Norton embarked on a period of gruelling rehabilitation and in 2015, he blew away expectations on his graduation day by walking across the stage with the help of his fiancée, Emily Summer.

A young man who was paralysed during a college football game has defeated all odds to walk down the aisle on his wedding day.

The last seven years saw 26-year-old Chris Norton, from Florida, has been confined to a wheelchair following a football accident that left him paralysed from neck down.

In 2010, then 18-year-old Norton was playing football for Luther College in Iowa when an accident on the field caused him to suffer a severe spinal cord injury.

After being airlifted to hospital, it was confirmed that he had fractured his C3-C4 vertebrae and that he had just three per cent chance of moving anything below his neck ever again, People reports.

However, Norton embarked on a period of gruelling rehabilitation and in 2015, he blew away expectations on his graduation day by walking across the stage with the help of his fiancée, Emily Summer.

But, Norton wasn’t prepared to stop there. With their wedding day in sight, he knew he wanted to walk down the aisle and made it his next goal.

After months of intense training, the big day finally arrived and the happy couple exchanged vows at the Abacoa Golf Club on April 21 in front of almost 200 guests.

At the end of the ceremony Summers wrapped her arms around her husband and lifted him out of his wheelchair.

And, to the surprise of their friends and family, together the newlyweds made their way seven yards down the aisle.

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