The Power of Faith When Tragedy Strikes: A Father-Son Memoir by Chris NortonThe Power of Faith When Tragedy Strikes: A Father-Son Memoir by Chris Norton

The Power of Faith When Tragedy Strikes: A Father-Son Memoir

As told byChris NortonEditorChristy Hayes

Paperback | October 8, 2015

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On a beautiful October day in 2010, eighteen-year-old Chris Norton jogged onto the football field on a kickoff for Luther College and was wheeled off on a stretcher after a routine tackle fractured his spine causing significant damage to his spinal cord. Given a 3 percent chance of ever moving anything below the neck, Chris awoke from surgery sixteen hours later defying the odds by shrugging his shoulder, beginning his long-fought journey to recovery with his family and biggest fan—father Terry—by his side.

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. Chris’s graduation walk, marriage proposal, and courageous story have already inspired millions worldwide.

CHRIS NORTON is a motivational speaker and founder of the SCI CAN Foundation. Chris suffered a severe spinal cord injury playing college football in 2010, losing movement and feeling below his neck. Through faith, family, and unwavering perseverance, Chris came back from his injury stronger than ever, receiving his business management ...
Title:The Power of Faith When Tragedy Strikes: A Father-Son MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:412 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.84 inPublished:October 8, 2015Publisher:Norton Motivation IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1625720122

ISBN - 13:9781625720122


Editorial Reviews

"I knew then that deep within Chris's soul was the fiber found within all great football players. His courage was ever present as he never backed down from any treatment, and his effort was relentless."~ URBAN MEYER, Head Football Coach, The Ohio State University "Chris Norton has embarked on a journey that few posses the will to endure but many can learn from. I have spent a lifetime working with the worlds extraordinary people and none surpass the drive of Chris. The story of his journey, The Power of Faith When Tragedy Strikes is a book that can illuminate your soul and inspire your life's walk."~ MIKE BARWIS, Founder & CEO, Barwis Methods Companies, First Step Foundation, Athletic Angels, Senior Advisor of Strength & Conditioning, New York Mets, Strength & Conditioning Consultant, Miami Dolphins"I witnessed Chris's determination, courage, and work ethic every day for months at Barwis Methods. He inspired me to push myself harder and to never give up in achieving my goals. Chris's journey from injury through recovery and beyond as portrayed in The Power of Faith When Tragedy Strikes will leave you ready to face whatever obstacles life throws your way."~ BRANDON GRAHAM, NFL player"Being a football player, you know you are going to be playing a violent game. It is the lessons that we learn playing the game of football that ultimately help us take on the game of life. When I first got to meet Chris at Yankee Stadium, I knew he was very driven to get back on his feet walking again and also had an amazing support system around him. That support has led him to do amazing things in such a short amount of time. Seeing the video of him walk across stage for graduation brought tears to my eyes and motivated me more than anyone will ever know. Everything happens for reason, and I believe Chris and I were put here on earth not only to motivate each other, but millions of people around the world facing some type of adversity. Just because we have a spinal cord injury does not stop us from living our life, but it has taught us to have a newfound appreciation of life and to live it to the fullest every day."~ Eric LeGrand, Former Rutgers University defensive lineman, author of BELIEVE: My Faith and the Tackle That Changed My Life, analyst for Rutgers Football Radio Network, and sought after motivational speaker.