Chris Norton is an in-demand speaker with a message of hope, resilience, and faith. He has spoken in multiple venues, ranging from schools and colleges to non-profits and corporations. Past clients include John Deere, the NCAA, Culver’s, and the University of Iowa football team. Chris wouldn’t take back the play that left him paralyzed due to the positive influence his story has had on millions of people worldwide. While enduring four years of grueling physical therapy, Chris met Emily, the love of his life. Together, Chris was able to walk across the stage to accept his college diploma; then in an intimate ceremony, he walked 7 yards to take Emily as his life long wife and partner. His Chris Norton Foundation has raised close to one million dollars to help others with spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders. Chris and Emily currently reside in Florida and have welcomed seventeen (and counting!) foster children into their home while adopting five beautiful girls into their family.