I had the opportunity to get on stage in front of 600+ middle and high school students at Spirit Lake schools today to introduce Chris Norton. I heard his story back in September at the Iowa Association of REALTORS annual convention. His story has impacted REALTORS across Iowa and we believe so strongly in his message that the REALTOR Foundation of Iowa and the Northwest Iowa Regional Board of RELATORS worked together to bring Chris to our school and numerous others in northwest Iowa.
Chris Norton suffered a severe spinal cord injury playing college football at Luther College in 2010. He was initially given a 3% chance of ever regaining movement from the neck down and now speaks to various groups about how his life changed that day and his determination and “can Do” attitude has inspired millions worldwide. He has started a non profit organization to help others with spinal cord injuries and has written a book titled ” The Power of Faith When Tragedy Strikes”
I was very impressed with the kids and how well they took everything in that he was saying. I am sure it was hard for them to hear…especially if they play football but it was a great message!