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Chris Norton

October 10

Michael Lester Wendt Character Lecture – 7 PM @ John and Alice Butler Hall, University of Dubuque Heritage Center

At the age of 18, Chris Norton suffered a debilitating spinal cord injury while playing football at Luther. He was given a 3% chance of ever moving again below the neck. Despite the prognosis, Norton fought the despair. He persevered and recovered enough sensation and mobility to walk across the stage at his college graduation and down the aisle for his wedding. Norton shares his story of resilience, the importance of teamwork, and how to live with purpose in his speaking engagements around the country. Titled “The Power to Stand,” the lecture is presented by UD’s Wendt Character Initiative as part of its mission to promote a campus culture of excellent moral character and purposeful lives. Free. Visit www.DBQ.edu/HeritageCenter.


October 10