My Why: Chris Norton

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on September 21, 2021 # Team Reeve

Headshot of Chris Norton; Photo Credit: #7YardsFilm "7 YARDS by Fotolanthropy"The 2nd annual Reeve Run & Roll virtual 5K will take Team Reeve globetrotting from kick-off September 25, 2021, through October 3, 2021. Participants of all athletic abilities will join to run, roll, cycle, swim, surf, dribble, walk and so much more.

Chris Norton, star of the documentary 7 Yards: The Chris Norton Story, will be participating in the Reeve Run and Roll this year. 7 Yards is a feature-length documentary that explores the resilience and perspective of Chris Norton.

Chris Norton

What inspired you to join Team Reeve?

To raise awareness for spinal cord injuries.

What has been the hardest challenge that you have overcome?

I was adjusting to life with a spinal cord injury (SCI). It’s not always easy and convenient at times, but you can learn to overcome it. I didn't think I could live a good life when I was first injured, but I was wrong! I live a full life from a chair, while remaining hopeful for a medical breakthrough to improve my strength.

How do you plan to complete the virtual 5k?

I plan on wheeling around my neighborhood with my family.

What are you doing to train for the 5k?

Nothing!!! Wish me luck!

What are you looking forward to on the day of the race?

Raising awareness and another opportunity to talk to my kids about life with a SCI

There is still time to register for the Reeve Run & Roll and join my team!

7 Yards is featured on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Apple TV.

You can read more about Chris and his story in his most recent blog: Susceptible to Miracles

Reeve Run & Roll logo

Photo Credit: #7YardsFilm "7 YARDS by Fotolanthropy"

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