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Since a devastating football injury, Chris Norton has taken steady steps toward recovery through determination, faith and a strong support network. Now, he's reaching out to help others with spinal-cord injuries. On a Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, while making a tackle in a Luther College football game, Chris Norton's life changed dramatically. It was clear right away that his injury was serious. On the field, he told coaches and trainers he couldn’t move, and he couldn't feel anything below his neck. Chris was transported to Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, Iowa, and from there, flown by helicopter to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Physicians found that Chris had two broken vertebrae in his neck and compressed spinal cord. Initially, he had no movement from the neck down. But within 24 hours of the accident, there was a sign of hope. Chris was able to move his shoulder. That was below the injury site, and Chris and his family latched onto that sign.
One goal changed her life. Now almost two years after a devastating concussion, Sydney Urzendowski is changing the goals of her life. Sydney, of Elkhorn, Neb., ...
Written by Jeff Schneider, Intern with Public Affairs in Florida Working as an intern in the Public Affairs department at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., I expected to learn about health care. Little did I realize I’d be learning so much about my own health and how to improve it. In the past two weeks, I not only passed out flyers, worked events and assisted the staff – all things I expected – but I also helped with press releases and media advisories on topics ranging from hurricane preparedness to cancer and heart health.
On Wednesday, in San Francisco, Apple CEO Tim Cook took ...