Norton will be at the Walnut Creek YMCA on Wednesday to present a check to Community Health Partners for purchase of the Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) bike, which will be used to help others with paralysis regain mobility
In 2010, Chris Norton suffered a debilitating spinal cord injury while playing football for Luther College. Doctors gave him only a 3 percent chance of ever regaining movement below the neck.
But Chris, a graduate of Bondurant-Farrar High School, is beating the odds with the help of his family and fiancée, rehabilitative specialists, his own hard work and an unquenchable spirit. He started the SCI CAN Foundation (SCI for Spinal Cord Injury, CAN for his initials … and his guiding philosophy) to improve the quality of therapy for others with spinal cord injuries and neuromuscular deficiencies.
This Wednesday, Chris and his father, Terry Norton, will be in Des Moines to present a check from the SCI CAN Foundation to Community Health Partners for purchase of a Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) bike to be placed at the Walnut Creek YMCA. This bike – which Chris uses in his own therapy – uses electrical pulses to stimulate nerves, enabling muscles to work and perform activity.
You are invited to join us at the check presentation, where Chris will talk about the foundation’s work, his own physical progress, and the importance of providing rehabilitation equipment for Iowans who otherwise would not have access to it. He will be available following the presentation for questions.
Check presentation from SCI CAN Foundation to Community Health Partners and YMCA
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Walnut Creek Family YMCA
948 73rd Street, Windsor Heights
Chris Norton, founder of the SCI CAN Foundation
Terry Norton, foundation board president
Trina Radske-Suchan, Community Health Partners
Britt German, Walnut Creek YMCA
If you have questions, contact Ruth Comer, Director of Media Relations and Marketing for the YMCA of Greater Des Moines.