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"chris norton" Discussed on First Class Fatherhood
"Alright and joining me. Now is a first class father. His story was captured beautifully leap by People magazine. It was also very well told in his book titled. The seven longest yards. He is a motivational speaker in an inspiration to so many people around the world. It is an honor for me to say Hey Chris Norton. Welcome to First-class Fatherhood. Yeah great to be here. Thank you all right. Let's start here. How many kids do you have. And how old are they. I have five kids aged twenty ten eight six three wow yeah it's a big range of aged aged what type of sports activities they all into their the four youngest. Ones are really into damn so we have them into dance classes. I says signed up for soccer. they've done basketball softball so we're kind of exploring phase right now kind of seem what they click with and what they really passionate about but you're trying to give them a try at all definitely a dances if something they just are always doing they always the music going and give him some certain dance recital okay very cool. I just think a minute to hit my listeners with a little bit about your background or what you do yeah so you know. I got started really my story got started in October sixteenth. Two thousand ten. I suffered a severe spinal cord injury playing college football. I was getting a three percent chance to ever regain any feeling or movement back below my neck and I just started kind of new identities new journey. I'm for myself hello and it allowed me to have a little bit of a recovery. let me meet in a beautiful woman. Emily and we walked across the stage some of my college graduation four and a half years later after my injury and that went viral over two hundred million times and got the you know do international international media and then we started fostering and we fell in love with it and that's where we met you know or kid and it'd be eventually went from your parents so adopted parents we got married in twenty eight teams and we illegally dotted our kids back in December Whitley when she was nineteen and then are for young Citigroup back in February so we've he quickly became parents five and they're all girls to mount number. We have a dog well so very number. Wow yeah that's incredible. What what did they experience of becoming a dad. And how did that kind of change your perspective on life well. It definitely changed my perspective on and you know who I am and my identity as a dead so growing up. I had a great data great father who was really actively involved. We played catch. We he just with very playful with me. We did a lot of activities together and that's Kinda how I envisioned myself off a dad but being a quadriplegic and from a wheelchair we limited to those activities so that was kind of tough at first to swallow but what I discovered was really you know who I am at the Dad really at the core of it is just you know how I make my kids feel and the love I give in the example that I sat and so that's really been important to me now. It's just how I make the kids feel the love the joy that can the lessons. I can help them. developing grow into the best version of themselves so I it's just about like what you can do and your ability the not getting in caught up in what other people can do but what you can do that's really focusing on and try to hopefully grow into beautiful the young woman and very well said and and you know. Chris many many people in general struggle with everyday problems of life and we allow them to consume US sometimes oh you were hit with catastrophic to set of circumstances here. You somehow defied all the odds. What what was it really pulled through well one. I hope that I had a foundation of faith for just like having that they background belief is like having hope. really was instrumental instrumental 'cause. I didn't know what to believe. I didn't know what was going on but I just had this belief that you know a guy I can bring it all together other and make this mess into a message and keep this pain of purpose so that was really instrumental but also was instrumental with my family was was my dad and my mom and my sisters and community just people like pouring into me and encouraging me and my parents. That's the example that we're we're not gonNa let this injury a sinus that we're gonNA live. Spoil Life Despite the challenges that we deal with and we're not going onto well on the path but focus on what we can do today and into the future so I think that was really big for me was just taking ownership over my relied responsibility and I really got that from my my parents. They didn't you know throw a pity party for me. complain they just we're just doers and they were upbeat and positive and that's kind of what I WANNA do to with my family and I think it's important for all parents to set at that example how handle adversity and challenges so. I think that was a really important for me to just move forward and very inspiring. GotTa certainly put you in a unique position here to inspire so many people and I know you do that through speaking What was it like doing your first. Ti- note and do the kids come out to hear you speak yeah. I did my first Keno out back when I was in college so number of years ago and it was dairy nerve wracking. I know really quite know what to say or how to say it but I knew I had a story child. I had lessons. I wanted to share air but it was well. Received people are leaning in laughing. They're crying and I just kept working on it and working on improving improving it and so it's grown grown into a business. It's what I do now full time is I travel the country giving Keno presentations. Do Corporation Association schools holds you name it. where. I'm delivering these keynotes. It's been fun to I've been able to like you know we went to Orlando resort resort where we had a at a conference that I was speaking. I brought the whole family so fun to you know bring the girl they can watch you know exactly what I do and why travel apple and to share a little bit more in depth about my story and that was really fun for all of us and they swim and now they got to see what dad does for work yeah also made the NFL season is now upon us and the Major League Baseball Baseball season is winding down..
"chris norton" Discussed on First Class Fatherhood
"Thank you for stopping Levi. If this is your first time listening to podcast please get over there and banging that subscribe button you do not want to miss all the action that is coming your way right here on First-class Fatherhood Alright right dads. I have a great guests to bring you guys to kick off. What is an incredible week of content coming your way Chris. Norton was paralyzed playing football doctors gave him a less than three percent chance of ever walking walking again but that was unacceptable to Chris and the video of him walking down the aisle of his wedding which was featured by people magazine has been viewed over three hundred million times talk about some Monday they motivation Chris Norton will be here with me and just a few minutes so please stick around for the interview tomorrow on the show is a UFC legend known as the Immortal Matt Brown will be here with me and Wednesday. I have a very special guest very warrior. Wednesday podcast night stalker pilot Mike Durant will be joining me here and if you have ever seen the movie Black Hawk Down Mike Durant was flying the Blackhawk walk helicopter known as Super Six four which was shot down by an RPG. Mike was taken hostage for eleven days. His story is unbelievable and it is such an honor for me to have a few minutes of his time to talk about fatherhood and family life Thursday. We're going back to the Gridiron with eleven year. NFL veteran wide receiver T J Hassanzadeh and Friday. We're going to have a frogman Friday edition of the show former Navy Seal Chris Gomez joins me so lock it in for a full week of action here and I'm often asked by a lot of you guys what was the big turnaround in my life and while it's several things one of the major changes that I made was going from a mindset of wanting more which is coming from a lack of mentality to a mindset of gratitude which is coming from a place of abundance mentality Paletti and that shift has completely changed the way that I view the world and having the ability to speak with some amazing guys like today's guests Chris. Norton really puts a lot of that into perspective. It's like the old adage adage I felt sorry because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet and I think I had a habit of taking so much for granted as if I did something to deserve the right to walk or to see and hear as if I earned these things but the truth is they are gift and they are all gifts which I am very grateful for. I wake up every morning as if it's Christmas Day I am blessed with all of the gifts that I have been given and and you're about to hear from a man who is grateful for every step that he takes not only that he is a man who was giving himself to others as a source of motivation historians inspiring so let's get into it. Don't forget to follow me on instagram. Alec underscore lays to catch up with all the latest guests announcements and make sure you tell every father India neighborhood or in your contact list about the show that is celebrating rating fatherhood and Family Life Fatherhood rocks family values rule and every day Fathers Day right here with me so let's.
"chris norton" Discussed on Good Life Project
"Junior. Take anything better than that. I mean just because she was in that state doesn't mean she couldn't be there to love her and care for her. Maybe not as much watch as she potentially could but they're still love and care to be given yeah so this also <hes> whitley becomes the first kid in who comes into your home but not by a very long shot lost yes yeah then after he'd graduate high school <hes> we decided added to open our home for one child under the age of two and then the first call comes in and two kids two year old and a two month old. Emily's like chris we do. This is crazy. We can't take him to kids like that. Sounds like madness. I don't know how to take care of kids and eventually she's pretty convincing and we said yes and then realize and i realized that okay. We can do this and so they come in. They're scared out of their minds and be girl this attachment to him and it became hooked him. We just knew we had to be doing this. The rest for allies and we kept inviting more kids in opening your home to two more children and mentioned. We got up to five even before we got married. He had five kids with you. Yes before marriage before marriage and also kids that came from other homes and i'm guessing also tough circumstances and a lotta kisses. Oh yeah. I mean one child that we came. He been kicked out of every foster home that he's been a part art of every daycare. He's been a part of and he came to our house and emily and i we we worked with them and we didn't give up on him and he went from pulling hair ears screaming. Just grabbing things just biking. It just broke. I can't tell you how many decorations he broke in the screen with a screened in porch and just for fun he he loved the rip holes in it it just it was a nightmare at times but <hes> we just kept praising him when he did do the right thing and he just wanted attention. My key always got attention when he did something bad from his previous locations and so we began to give him attention for me did things the right way and started give attention to the negative. Thanks thanks less than less than it really began to transform him and he became a a great little kid so you're both going through your own own stuff. You're in your early mid twenty s at this point. There's no instruction manual for parenting least none that i've ever seen you it was ever shown us and it's interesting because what you're sharing sorta like a lot of behavioral modeling and sorta likely how do we actually work work with kids who really troubled and struggled in a way that that shows a level sorta like wisdom and observation and awareness from somebody who you wouldn't necessarily expect from like your average twenty something year old in this situation in any situation. Yeah i mean again so emily grew up nurturing that she grew up to mentor ship program. She did a family services to greet. She's worked at group homes volunteered at groups on.
"chris norton" Discussed on Good Life Project
"<hes> there is a lot of history with substance abuse and <hes> laundry list of things that have happened where no one one was willing to take that on <hes> but she knew that emily might and so i'm lyn i we we talked about it and we felt like this was an opportunity unity to save a life and also at this time this is before emily got out of her depression and anxiety like it wasn't like it was constant depression russian anxiety. It was just like it'd be really bad for a couple of days and it would lift for a couple of days so it's not like it's always steady but i knew something happened to whitley and we didn't you do anything about it i i i think the worst would happen potentially to emily and i knew that we had a chance on whitley and i knew that emily would do everything in her power to give whitley the life that she needs and we give her more balance and stability and love than anyone else could good in her situation so we said yes we took her on and became parents to someone who is six seven years younger than us was alike as you can imagine and <hes> you know when seventeen year old comes in and they have their own views on life and how things should work and i'm trying to show them a different way. You know you know a better way to cope into handle situation. So you know a lot of run ins with the school school teachers and getting in trouble <hes> those were pretty tough to handle you when you're only twenty three and twenty four because a lot of fun moments do so when she recall the snake one day i went to go get her and went to the nurse's office. I'm here to pick up whitley and the nurse looked at me funny and she's like well students. <unk> aren't allowed to check another student out and then we'll times and no one no. That's my dad and the look on the nurses. Face is just like what i back just so confused and there's been so many moments like that were show referred to us as mom and dad in public and people are like turn their head like what trying to figure figure that out but that's always been a fun fun thing to do but yeah i mean there's there's a lot of moments where he felt like. Nothing that we're doing is working. There's not one thing that's working. Nothing's getting through to her but over time you start to see the progress and <hes> shoot able to graduate high school which there's a lot of times. We think it was gonna happen but thankfully she was able to. She worked really hard and so taking with leeann <hes> on the one hand. It's like you think okay so given the scenario that you guys were having giving that. Emily was still sort of like emerging in and out in the right direction but it's in and out and the outside in like probably people around you. I'm guessing we're like this. Is this is madness like you can't like this is the worst that you could hustle do and you guys did it and it sounds like while it was really hard. It was also amongst the best things that he did. Oh yeah definitely on the best thing we've ever done. Bostering and dotting is by far the best thing that we've ever done just giving someone who doesn't feel loved their special have helping them see that their loved and special is. It's just something that i'll forever treasure and same with i might but yeah i mean my parents were like what are you thinking like. Have you actually thought about this like this. Scenario title of raising a seventeen year old bay just thought we were crazy and emily family. They always kind of expected this out of emlyn away. She's she's always been that passionate and carrying doing so much that they they weren't really bad surprise but my parents are like what you know use only twenty three twenty four. You don't wanna parent this young. You're not married and all these things but we just felt called to do it and again but this time the one new though emily was going through <hes> but we knew despite what emily was going through that would again we will give me a better life than a group home or anything junior..
"chris norton" Discussed on Good Life Project
"Brian and <hes> you know it really hits emily heart and what i didn't unrealized at the time was that emily buried herself into the graduation walk into my dreams because she was so oh she was hurting so much inside <hes> like i was talking about her passion to helping kids which she was doing what she would carry the pain the suffering and that every kid was that she mentor was having and she put it on her shoulders that it was her responsibility to help them and that it was up to her to make a difference off and when she started to realize the more she experienced in the more she was trying to help in these kids who are in these worst spots imaginable that she could do she. She couldn't fix them. It really wait on her heart and darkened her art. Were in her mind. Where cheerleader depression after everything everything that happened and what i thought would be a time to plan. Her wedding became just like a battle between the two of us <hes>. We just went round and round women. I didn't realize at the time but she was going through the depression and i just i was eve. I was you know it's just a bad attitude like it's <hes> my went through spinal cord injury. I thought you know i've been through it through it. All like you just gotta look on the bright side and and you know it's mental health is something you treat. It's you see a doctor for you. See someone ford's you break a bone. You see a doctor. I mean mental health both should be treated the same way and just because you can't see it as a make it not real i mean i i wonder also it. May maybe you s spoke about this when it was going on whether you know for you. You've got to recalibrate after you know like okay. So what is this thing. I'm waking up in the morning for like what is my next next thing but for her. It's almost like it seems like being your caretaker your coach <hes> your partner was also a bit of a coping mechanism. It's like a gave for something else to focus on <hes> and then when that like that big thing goes away and she all of a sudden just all the pain that she had taken on and yet. There's not as much to distract our from that. So how do you guys navigate through that moment. Yeah you know fighting <hes> i and then eventually there's an opportunity to move the florida my p._t. Those working really closely with he got relocated to afford a facility. Did you know i. I told her that he was moving and she's like well. Let's move with them was go down to florida. Why why stay michigan cole michigan will. I want to put any anymore on her plate. She was overwhelmed and stressed in <hes> where it was just a lot of back and forth between the two of us and then we moved to florida and gave her another distraction where i thought things were we're going back to where there were like back to normal and it was a great distraction again but it came back to the pressuring zayed's thet set in even worse but thankfully she got enough courage to go to church and it was the the church service in the worship. Just it just gave her the confidence that okay. I do need help i. I can't do this alone because she's such an independent person. She hates being vulnerable. She like soon everything herself and she's such a strong willed person and <hes>. She hated the idea of anyone knowing that she was suffering. I was the only person that knew that she was going through anxiety depression. She made it like her mission that no one else would find out and not even her family even her family. She's really close to her family. She loves her family. They love her dearly. They would do anything the helper but the idea of them knowing that she needed help and she was struggling terrified her just like she just wanted to always be the strong. I haven't figured out kind of person and she knew she wasn't until the idea of being revealed. I guess in a way just haunted her and she'd miss mamie..
"chris norton" Discussed on Good Life Project
"She has no idea the gravity of my situation like she's not going to be able to transfer transfer me into a car in my chair's going to fit in her little two door yellow car like she doesn't get how like paralyzed i am. I am like she. Maybe thinks i fully recovered like this is going to be a disaster disappoint her so i was my mind just went to not the optimistic side of thing and finally though we met public meeting spot and she never forget her just walking across the street coming towards me and my i'm pretty sure my jaw just drops. <hes> just thinking holy cow like this girl is beautiful like she. It was an amazing person. I can just tell like her heart and how beautiful she was on the inside and then seeing her in person was just like it was it was unbelievable. I call it love. At first i something i never believed them but when i saw her and just knowing who she was and i was in love right away yeah and sounds sounds like she kind of felt the same way although took a while for you guys to get to that place. Did you know she just got relationship. She wasn't actually looking for a relationship. There was like this curiosity john towards me and she she knew she wanna friendship and i wanted something more but you know i was also pretty guarded to not let my hopes like get crushed <hes> so things start out slowly but we just had an instant connection and just love being around each other talking to each other and things just kind of blossomed from there yeah so as you guys are getting closer and eventually into falling in love the backdrop to this is your also still. You're back in school. You know like you're you're working on the degree. You're doing academics and at the same time you're still working physically to to rehabilitate to recover to regain control and strengthened sensation. What's what's happening with the progress there while this is going on yeah so at this point. I'm still young undoing three hours a day on top of my school load <hes> just to walk across the stage in my college graduation that was that was my goal yeah and i told her about it and she she loved the idea and she actually came alongside became a personal trainer. Mine actually probably the best personal trainer i've ever had just pushing pushing me encouragement and doing extra things <hes> to get ready for this walk so <hes> you know i was walking the big walker and with someone like standing behind behind me kind of helping me with like the barrel i could take steps and slowly progressing. Why didn't need as much help. It used to be like any like three people like an army of people to to help me walk and support me in balance me and then it just went from three people. The two people helped me walk and then it was to one person in a walker and then it was just one person and just stripped away equipment and people as i went along yeah and and at the same time i mean when you and emily i met you aren't living in the same place no so she had to commute <hes> about two and a half hours each way to just to come see me and i couldn't drive live at the time so i had no way to go see her as she was always the one to come see me <hes> so there was also that distance that was challenging winging it also just a lot of the work load went on to her to to do the driving to help me get from place to place. I was scared to let her help me because puts you feel weak when sometimes when you ask for help <hes> but really there's there's more strength come out of asking for help than there is just keeping been inside and not asking so eventually able to slowly ask for more help and became even closer as a result yeah. Tell me more about who she s. Where her heart is yes emily has this passion is energy for helping kids who have come from rough..
"chris norton" Discussed on Good Life Project
"And you can just just push here the wing going into that by trainers just talking to me and you'll see how doing so what was what was the trainer shame so firstly ki came over and he thought maybe it was a concussion. I was knocked unconscious and asked you know. Can you hear me. Can you see anything you know. I i can hear you fine i can see i know it's not a concussion. I just think it's a stinger. Just give me a few minutes. I'll get up off the ground and <hes> the eventually they roll me onto my back and i i'll never forget making eye contact with one of the student athletic trainers and when i rolled over and i made eye contact with her i could just see the fear in her eyes like she was terrified and i was that was like my first sense of something is wrong because my natural instinct is like look at the glass half full and that nothing i can happen to me so i never a million years thought something severe was going on. That's not where my mind goes to. My mind is always the positive spin or it's just a a freak accident or play where things are going to be fine because everything always worked out from everything went according to plan so when i saw her is it just it just started creep in a little bit and then they start asked me questions like chris. Can you make a fist with your hand. Dan try making a fist and nothing happens chris. Can you feel us touching your legs and i couldn't feel thang they kept asking these questions over and over again. I keep telling the same answer. Eventually the paramedics come over and they calling on for helicopter and that's when i knew okay this is serious at that point. I just close my eyes because that was the only thing i could do. You and i wanted to block out reality. I thought if i keep my eyes closed. Maybe this isn't happening. This is just a you know a dr- a nightmare that i'm experiencing. How did you didn't want to accept. It and i just begin to pray for god's. Please give me the strength. Let me get back to the silence. Let me be able to walk again. Just whatever you do you just don't change my life. I love my life like whatever you do. Don't change this plan for me but you know sometimes life as a better plan and for you than the plan you had for yourself so when you're <hes> you're lying on the field and you hear them call for <hes> helicopter. Were they telling you where they relating to what they thought was going on or what they thought was your reality. They didn't <hes> i had no idea what was going on and i think they probably knew what was going on but it was nothing that was communicated to even if they would've told me. I probably wouldn't have registered. I just didn't know anything about spinal cord injury like i just was completely oblivious to anything like that or that. You can even suffer a severe neck injury bad enough if the paralyze you like that <hes> so that was just not even crossing my mind at that point yeah i mean so this was also freshman year in college right yeah so so you're playing in front of a crowd of people assuming it has a whole bunch of your friends in that crowd also and obviously all your teammates. Have you talked to them in reflection about about what was going on in in their minds hearts at that moment to yeah i have in was actually kinda fun. I'm looking forward to did a documentary and they interviewed my friends. I've seen a couple of clips of what they said about that moment in that time and it was just really eerie feeling thing for them. It just all the life energy just got sucked out and when they had to resume play. No one had any sort of drive or motivation to play like everybody's thoughts were what's happening the chris and do i wanna keep playing after seeing something so devastating and actually my coach coach told me that they had a couple extra minutes before resuming play because the referee was so shukan up in crying that he had to collect himself before i even resuming the game the ref was fat sugar and up and then also my family was there i had <hes> a lot of family coming and there to watch and they actually eventually eventually came on the field the cheka me <hes> and they were concerned.
"chris norton" Discussed on Good Life Project
"I i became aware of you probably similar to three hundred million so other human beings <hes> when stumbled upon a video online that showed you walking across the stage for college <hes> graduation and for those listening. You may be like why with three hundred million people watch a video like that. It's a janke cellphone video. There's no production company and we're going to deconstruct that why that was so mind blowing and so moving for so many people and <hes> so it's nice to be sitting here with you and kind of to dive into that back story you part of that has to do with i guess this your attraction to lead into sports as young kid. <hes> tell me over that yeah so just a grown-up. I love sports. I love competition and football in particular because he kinda let your you can be rough and you can be physical and you kinda let out anger and aggression. Although i wasn't wasn't an angry person i'm not at all very aggressive but when you put on the shoulder pads and the helmet like this aggression this new persona kind of comes out and it's just kind of fun and to be physical and tough and i was known for being physical and tough house able to continue my playing career. Go play college. Football ball wasn't like a big school like a full ride scholarship or anything like that but <hes> still be able to play competitive football strep on the shoulder pads and it was october sixteenth exceed two thousand ten his win the six game this season as a freshman is win. Everything really changed for me. <hes> were are you. I mean it's interesting. Also that you kind of say like step into this different identity when you are strapped on the past because i've heard that story from so many people right now it's almost like it it allows you to access a different part of yourself or did you feel like you really stepping into a whole different person access at different part of yourself that you don't don't let out again i wasn't i'm an aggressive person friendly. Happy go lucky. I'm a i'm a lover none of fighter but again you got the shoulder pads <hes> helmet on you feel invincible which is also part of the reason why there's a lot of injuries then also take place because when you put the helmet on you put the shoulder pad you think oh oh i'm invincible. I have protection <hes> i can go harder and faster and not get hurt wore. Obviously it's not the case but <hes> as things. Let's get more safe with protection also than you feel a bit more. You don't hold back as much yeah. We're you sort of like a risk taking aggressive kid just in general i was. I love a thrill and i that's something i've always enjoyed so coming up. Just like that quote fateful day <hes> you're in in college. You're planning game. Walk me through what happens. Yeah so six game season eighteen years old again freshman at luther college decor is small school and <hes> i'm on the kickoff team and remember running out for the kickoff and the kicker huddles with up and he calls the play mortar kick right which simply the short hiring hiring kick to the right side of the field and i don't know why would he just kick right because the kicker was so bad. Every kick was short and high arching but i'm excited because i play on the right side of the feel like this is my opportunity to make an impact and to be recognized. I'm trying to work my way up the ranks and <hes> so the ball kicked. I'm sprinting downfield pars. I can go and i see this opening forming and i know that bulk carrier. It's going to run through that whole. He's trying to score a touchdown. I'm going to stop them. My dry my shoulder so hard through his legs eggs. Hopefully he'll drop the ball while he's run through that hole and i hit him at full speed by mistake on my jump just by a split second so instead did of getting my head in front of the ball carry..
"chris norton" Discussed on The Unbeatable Mind Podcast with Mark Divine
"You get the head rush. You get light headed. Sometimes you pass out while i felt like all the time it just being upright just a little bit just reclined <unk> until i had to like push through that nauseous feeling <hes> to try to get in my i share my chair. The long can be my chair of the more physical therapy and occupational therapy. I can do the more i can do with my arms and my legs so that was more in the more gravity evidence can do its work to exactly so you had a glimmer of hope right away. That's made seems seems like well. Obviously the spinal cord wasn't severed it must've been hanging on yet incomplete sparkle injury so that gave me the listening using right yeah yeah and then the another big breakthrough happen about the fifth week mark so at this week mark all training for all in thinking about praying for is to move something in my life like i wanna walk again. I wanna get my life back. I want to get back to college while i've been able to regain some sensation in my legs and i felt this new sensation in my left big toe. I didn't know what was going on but it felt like it was a waking up from like a novacaine shot. Just just my left big toe and it's tell the doctor about this new sensation again. I'm really excited about. I feel like something special happening and i guitar right away as i'm telling him he could care less and so i'm begging him. Michael can at least take my shoe off. Take my sock often examine my left big toe like do whatever you you doctors to and he refused. He said <unk> chris. You're experiencing a phantom feeling where you want to believe that you can feel something differently in your left big toe so badly. You tricked yourself into thinking it's real but you made a <unk> crush. I knew when i was feeling. Wasn't this phantom feeling. I knew it was something was happening by e. Could we care less than the last thing he tells me before he walks out. Is that chris. You'll never move anything in your legs of bergen. You're you're fired wanted to say to the guy. I know with my dad and my dad again. It's the strongest person i now <hes> just mentally and he'd start crying. I've never seen him cry before and i was devastated and that's where my daddy turns to me said chris. Don't let anyone tell you. That's what you can or cannot do now. I look back in tears running down my face inside never will and i use that as motivation. I'm gonna prove this guy wrong. Hence i will so i went to work and what started out as our therapy to three hours not ask the hostile for a fourth hour and they said no that's why they will not ever asked for this fourth hour and never gotten it an adventure. I did get that fourth hour <music> astros fifth hour. They say no again and this time they really meant it. I never actually got your dad help. You work q. out or anyone else exactly so then i had my physical therapists occupational therapists right up workouts that my dad my mom my sisters france could all do with me outside of my schedule training time so i wasn't sleeping. I was working. I think when you use work exce- it's hard as you can. You know good things will come your way will not even a week later after that exchange on thanksgiving skiving morning of all mornings i will that exact left big toe. He would never move again and i was so pumped hours fired up. I was telling every nursing therapist you go find that dr who are at the call dr phantom and your doctor phantom in here and tell him the phantom vis as i own my toe in his face. I had a lot of things i wanted to tell him. Thankfully he wasn't there that day. He probably didn't dare show his face. You watch that yes. He didn't if you listen to this podcast podcast chances. Are you train hard like i do and you're starting to take your recovery seriously..
"chris norton" Discussed on The Unbeatable Mind Podcast with Mark Divine
"We're kicking the ball off. I'm sprinting downfield as hard as i can. Go and i see this opening for me. I know oh that ball carrier's gonna run through it. He's gonna try in score touchdown. Stop on dr shoulder so hard through his legs. He's dropped the ball well. I make make the diving tackle but i missed time my jump just by a split second so instead of getting my head in front of the ball carrier my head collided right with his legs ultimately his knee struck the side of my my head an instant. I lose all feeling and movement movement from my neck down next year the collision of players above me. The whistle blows the pile clears but i can't get up. I'm i'm trying so hard you just push off the grab but nothing in my body is working. <unk> confused in my first thing i jumped to is like okay. It's a stinger. You're like there's like a pensioner or something. Very minor is happening but just got to give a little bit of time before i can just walk off and get experienced pain gene at this moment or was it just no pain no nothing just nothing from the neck down like i felt like i was just like ahead and the rest of my body was just turned off <hes> but yeah like just pulled the cord <hes> literally for my whole entire body in so i'm just waiting and waiting. This is already getting embarrassing. Come on everyone's waiting for me to get up now. I have all these athletic. Trainers in the paramedics are getting involved but then when the paramedics called in for a helicopter. That's when i i knew that this serious point i just close my eyes and i try to just block it out. I try not to accept announcing the only control that i had at that moment was just to close my eyes and just pray to god that you know this is just temporary that i'll skim the strength of walk off being sidelined sidelines. Let me be a normal kid eighteen year old. Don't change my life. Don't change my plan like i love my life but again different plans in mind. Were you communicating at that point with anyone. Were were you just kind of silent. I was i was dealing during most of it. Internally <unk> in the appalachians in paramedics do their thing now. They'd ask me questions like you know hey kristy. Try making a fist with your hand now. Try to make fist with my hands squeeze it. Nothing happened then they would ask chris. Can you feel as touching your leg nine and just say now as always now couldn't feel thing and so it was almost getting more and more frustrating than more they had me talk answer those questions and after you were able to communicate with your parents were they going through at this time you know obviously there was dramatic for them yeah but with what the experience is like from their perspective yeah they were in the stance. They were watching and to see me lang lang. They're completely still was uneasy for them. Me most deterrence earliest and most of the time when you see like a bad injury or something happened the field you are rolling around grabbing their knee grabbing the ankle <hes> there shoul that use the grabbing something. They're moving there. You can tell they're in pain but a fact. I was just lying there. Completely still lifeless was really scary for them. Eventually they come down the field and they're they're trying to keep it together. They're just trying to stay strong for me that want to jump to any conclusions and just again kind of let the medical personnel do their thing i before jumping to anything irrational just hoping for the bass into what was the actual diagnosis sir yes at c. three c. four fracture great for dislocation a severe spinal cord injury and i was <hes> after surgery that night the next day the surgeon told me the three percent chance to ever regain any feeling or movement back below my neck and.
"chris norton" Discussed on Thrivetime Show | Business School without the BS
"Here. We were interviewing a guy who has just inspired so many people as your football guy paul football one question. Would you have for mr chris norton well. I've got a question was going to ask you the the think that the craziness with been surrounded by so many girls was a result of your injury but we'll ask a serious. There's question <hes>. Do you think that in your background was there something in your background that you can point to that that gave you the the the initial. Oh strength has so many people would just give up and just before you even realized your role in in in this life was to inspire people in you. Still deal didn't give up. What was there something in your in your past in your upbringing in your faith that that kept it just kept you going yeah definitely my foundation of fate that gave me this hope <hes> that does like a dormer of at the glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel that there's something possible even with this complete devastation around me so that gave me a sense of confidence to keep going and then also just being a student athlete just having failed over and over again having practices and workouts he didn't finish but you've finished your gains aims regained pick he'd come back but you came back and just having that experience taught me to work hard to keep going even ones not easy so is just that experience in that self and then always taking responsibility over my life so although i choose to be in situation chelation i've never worn this bon accord injury and although i could point fingers whose fault it may be it's my fault. I just also owned that to the fact that this is my life. I have to do something about it so there's multiple things that came into play but it was a couple of things definitely jumped in now your in your new book the seven longest yards the intro of the book is written by tim tebow. How do you know tim tibo what what's that relationship like so i i t though from his playing days at florida hospital watching t._v. special about a year the q._b. We'll be getting ready for the n._f._l. Draft that was you're going to the broncos and i was really moved by his dedication and discipline how hard that she was working and it was inspiring to me. Just off ham. I love to talk to the guy loved to me and my daddy. He took that that and ran with it behind my back and started through the grapevine. Just spraying aware that chris would love to talk to tim tiba. Anyone has any sort of connection so of course a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend eventually got him connected. Tim and tim call me on his personal number. Not block restricted which i mentioned that because yeah i've had a lot of players or coaches call me and it was restricted number but tim was. This is my personal number. We talked for like twenty minutes and he said if you i need anything you text me. Call me. Let's stay in touch and so ever since my accident we've stayed in touch and he'd been true to his word and we've we've been able to meet in person so you've got to meet girls as well and he always told me you've ever need anything. Let me now and well in this book opportunity camera pile. I i asked him and he did it well. You know what's interesting about my tim. Tebow bromance is located directly across me but we were in a twenty thousand square foot. Silly are thrive time show offices where our team is located in right in front of me in paul you can verify. There is my tim tibo praying kazan. My wife and i are obsessed.
"chris norton" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Thanks to Brad hero the ones and twos Chris Norton on the scoreboard updates Greg Greg straw in for Bob level Bob's it's summer hiatus is over as of next weekend now you'll hear me on the show next Friday night not exactly breaking news I'm like on the show like every night in some form or fashion when you're the voice of like nine different things you find ways to show up on the program like for example I'm gonna be out with mark force tomorrow night at about ten thirty what we're talking about I have no idea tomorrow is one of the handful of Saturday's in which I don't anything called a play by play standpoint my job tomorrow is to be a good grand son my grandfather turned nineteen nine on Tuesday we are having the family party for him to Morrow to all be driving up the family way down south I won't give you the directions that Bob once gave me to my home town I'm not sure they're fit for radio description asked me in public I'll be happy to share with you the FCC may not like it so anyway maybe we'll tell let's start with Bob on there when I'm here next Friday so they'll more force tomorrow night but I will be in this chair with Bob in the room as as a kind of cold hose one of the best way to put it for next week show is more along the lines of master of ceremonies we're going to honor twenty five years of Bob Lobel being the host of network Indiana is Indiana sports talk as he starts season number twenty six next Friday night you will hear from a lot of the voices that were with Bob over a lengthy period of time during those twenty five years now I have many friends a lot of those folks just because you know we're all radio nerds we kind of you know swim in the same pond but the guy whose idea it was to start Indiana sports talk in Scott Eaker is always very much a mentor of mine from my days at the university of Indianapolis Scott will be the gas will be most prominently featured in terms of length of time next week on the show but you will hear from a lot of different people that have been either guys that kind of cut their teeth on the show Michael Grady kind of comes to mind you'll hear from great gas there have been a part of the program over the years we think it's a it's a good radio every Friday and Saturday it's the reason why we can't keep doing this over the course of twenty five years but next Friday that will be a very special edition of the program certainly hope you don't miss it next week on the show a quick shot out by the way to the all the modern if I've got a little more time later in the program I might go back into it but today was a media day for the schools of the Great Lakes valley conference at the division to level and the university of Indianapolis was selected as the unanimous choice to win the league yet again this will be the eighth year of Great Lakes valley conference football at the university of Indianapolis has won the conference six times they have played in the NCAA division two playoffs five times during that window including winning a first round game a season ago what has changed brand new had.
"chris norton" Discussed on KTOK
"Chris Norton was eighteen years old he was living the American dream playing college football break a few records the plan was to be this all American football player the the girl my dreams what his plans suddenly changed with one missed time to tackle his neck snapped paralyzing him doctors gave him a three percent chance to ever feel anything below the neck with faith Chris beat the odds after intense training he with the help of his then fiancee Emily walked across the stage to receive his diploma three years later down the aisle after waiting it was amazing deal the CM pushed past those fears and pushed past the times where he felt that doubt and then just to see the way that god used in their book the seven longest yards Emmeline Chris Norton tell the story of how god guided them to turn a tragedy into triumph they started a foundation adopted five foster children and inspired millions to never give up it's all to spread hope and the perseverance to hear more go to light house made podcast at foxnews dot com the fox on faith Lorne Greene fox news Donald trumps America president trump defending his tweet from Sunday in which he suggested for democratic Congress woman of color should go back to their countries they hate our country they hate it I think with a passion now it's possible I'm wrong the voters will decide and responding to a question from a reporter asking if he's concerned that many people saw his tweet is racist and that white nationalist groups are finding common cause with him on that point the president responded directly very simply you can leave you can leave right now come back if you want don't come back it's okay to but if you're not happy you can leave besides Democrats a growing list of Republican lawmakers including senator Tim Scott the only black Republican senator have rebuke the president over his comments Scott and his statement saying no matter our political disagreements aiming for the lowest common denominator well only divide our nation further at the White House John decker fox news.
"chris norton" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"The stylish show. Their Chris Norton school board updates where roll it on here on the Saturday night edition of Indiana sports talk. I'm walled Ferber and on the same ventured sports performance hotline by the magic of Mr. Norton across the way. I've got Bob with you. And Bob, I'm going to ask you to just turn your radio down just a little bit there. Own won't don't. Is coming from. But I don't ever radio on village. Never. It's never interference when I'm talking to you, my friend. Jasper reds did for the people that don't know a crash the state of Indiana. What year was the what year is it team was Jasper ridge formed? Okay, 1893 was the first team while pleaded or not? So we've been around with a few ships and servers that few years during the war, and a few other times, actually didn't feel the team, but first team in eighteen ninety three so we're hundred twenty sixth anniversary season. We all. That is something. And it's not just that you've been around a long time. You guys you're pretty good. But you, you played the toughest semi pro schedule that I could possibly imagine. And what was your regular season record last year? For the first time ever, we had an undefeated regular season that never happened in the history of the team, we were eighteen to know. And then we actually finished the year at nineteen and two. So we had an excellent year, and I did a little computing. And since two thousand eight were hundred seventy three and thirty seven in that while eighty two percent. And the thing is we play mostly doubleheaders. Yes. And doubleheaders are hard to sweep. And it also means you're not run your best pitcher out there, every time when I first started playing you have what we call it your Sunday pitcher. You ready out there, every Sunday? And if he was pretty good, you will going to do. All right. You know, so anyway, not to break, but we've we've had a pretty good run. Certainly I was going to say that in your family. Baseball's kind of your your family business. Love your entire family. Your father was longtime mayor of Jasper. And I think it's kind of you, if you're, if you're in the Alice family, you have to love baseball oil goes way back. And when we were kids, dad played in the fifties, and early sixties, and we would go to the games, and it will get a run the bases after the games before they shut the lights down and that kind of stuff. But yeah, our families. That's our thing is baseball. And we really really enjoy it. Now, before we get Addy. I wanna do push this. I you guys you've been invited to, to Wichita and the NBC World Series. And there's only three of large it bursts in the entire country. That's. We're pretty proud of that. I think probably part of that is we think we're the oldest team in the country we had an undefeated season for the first time ever last year. And we've been out there seven seven times and, you know, you know, we're going to show up. We're gonna play hard and when the game's over, we're going to say cayennes, and we do we do it. Right. And so, I think I think you talk to Kevin, I believe you're going to have him on later this evening. Anyway, I suspect that that's why we got because he literally has thousands of teams that he can select for not large bid and for us to be one of the three makes us feel very good. And we're really excited about how many years for you. Now bob's. Oh, gosh, well, this is forty seven. Hard to believe. But you send me back. I'm only going doing on forty at WBZ so that your, you're you. Stand me off, Bob. It is always a pleasure. You know, the respect to have for you, and your family and the love, I have for the, the Jaffa reg the oldest semi pro team in the country. Certainly, thanks for joining us tonight. We'll, we'll be hearing from from your buddy, a little bit later on Mr. jank's later on in the broadcast, and we'll talk to you soon. Okay. Certainly, thank you very much. Well always enjoyed talking baseball and in particular with us. So having anything thing, okay, that is Bob Alice. And we we're chocked full a guest tonight. I've had a lot of people that are certainly looking to, to help out. You heard part number one of Indiana state university head football coach curt Mallory. And we're going to hear the second part of I talk with coach Mallory coming up right now, I would say the best FCS Catholics in the country, is the Missouri valley Catholic. They're good year after year after. A year and even with the sycamore rankings, it's going to be tough outside of yourself taking the sycamore out of the equation. Who do you see as being the towers and the Missouri valley this year? Well, you know that's a good question. I think the obvious is the North Dakota state and, you know, they've, they've done a tremendous job, but, you know every week.
"chris norton" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"In the third-place game. And three number five northwestern piece west Lafayette, forty nine to thirty five to win the Hoosier conference playoffs. For network. Indiana sports. I'm Chris Norton. Good evening, everybody. Welcome to network Indiana's, Indiana, sportstalk. Let's talk a little basketball. Nate Hawkins the head coach at. Heritage chills. Big win tonight's. They'd be to tell city filing this when sixty to fifty natives only Saint Vincent sports before Masan day. Congratulations. I know this big match up to good teams. Congratulations on the good win. Yeah. I appreciate Bob. And it was a great win a lot to be played for here tonight for us. We will not game. It's an outright PAC conference championship. We lose it. It's a three way tie for gel city was one of them. So for our kids to come out there and really take care of business, especially in the second half on the defense. Then before I thought was the was the big difference. You know, it just feels real good to be able to get that outside title here tonight. It should and you guys just continue to to roll along. And you've done it in impressive. This has been one of those years for you. We've talked about it you've had expectations high expectations, which your kids just seem to respond as you mentioned you beat a good team tonight. Yeah. Absolutely. And and I it's one of the things we talked about at the, you know, after the game was over with Bob was you know, this is twentieth. Win of the season. Yeah. Just how well we responded early in the year. We went to Washington did not play very well. In category kills beat a little we learn some valuable lessons from that point. Always just playing really really good basketball. And speak tonight was was one of the better ones for us over the phone. This season because we just executed on both ends of the floor and tell you what our six point guard assignments Sherry tonight. He was just he was just electric scores. Sixteen all sixteen about points and the third quarter just a variety of different ways. Got a couple of threes drives to the basket last today. So just really gotta store third quarter to a half. We were we were too. And we skimmed up stretching that out to double figures, and then and then, of course, the fourth quarter. We just held on free throws down the stretch. And it's just a just a great team win for us tonight. Well, you've done this. Now, you you get ready. What's your week? Look like next week. Are you playing tomorrow? Nowhere else off tomorrow. We go to a very good Princeton team Tuesday. Princeton seventeen drawing, right? So on the road that that's I mean, all statuary schedule is just been grading in preparation for the tournament here. So you know, so right now, we will we'll take the weekend off. You know, we'll get together, you know, and the kids get together and. All fired up for the sexual on Sunday. And then we'll we'll next week we go through the Princeton and every senior night against central next Friday. And then here it is post season basketball. He don't forget now Sunday don't forget to send your picture in on Twitter at I h s a one the numeral one Twitter, send those pictures. You got it because that's right. That I got that moat. I'm studying I am study. I am I I've cleared. Well, I'm headed down to watch my grandson place in lacrosse tomorrow. When I get back. I'm spending the rest of my day before I come in to do the show getting ready for the the show. I mean, it's two hours nonstop. You can't make mistakes you have to have a lot of information at your disposal. And you have to be able to reach it in a matter of seconds. And so there's a little bit of work coming up on Saturday or Sunday. I'm telling you. Yeah. I totally understand that Bob in. You know, we really appreciate everything. You're very hours all those Howard on the side you guys put in, but it's a fabulous show. And and I know our kids were they really appreciated. They really good fired for it as well. As all of us coaches around the state, so it'll be it's a fun day. And we're we're just we're ready ready to see where we laying you're very kind. I will tell you that Greg rig straw is an absolute machine you get. It's just insane. How much this guy he'll get in there? And he will let me tell you what he'll do this without notes. I'm just telling oh, my just telling you so be ready for Nate Hawkins from Pera chill. Sixty to fifty wins over tell city conference championship us on the Saint Vincent sports performance outlined Nate. Thanks. Good luck next week. Appreciate it. Bob. Care big ones tonight in Indianapolis. Ben Davis beats cathedral cathedral, number six b d fifty six fifty five winners over the Irish WBZ DG's grant Kobe joins me grant. What a fantastic win for the giants. Von window watch Bob and in a very emotional win. But he seven seniors on senior night is just a fun hard-fought basketball game to watch tonight. Yeah. You know, these guys are sophomores were involved in the in the run to the championship. So yeah, what a what a way to to finish, you know, not the season yet. But the night light tonight get some momentum a big win get ready for the tournament. There's a lot going on in this win. There was and it was really if the giants weren't leading by four after the end of the first quarter cathedral wins that game. The Irish outscored the giants in every single quarter. Besides the first quarter. Ben Davis led fifteen to eleven at the end of one by three at halftime. And it was big and thanks part to Jalen window in that first half scoring nineteen of their thirty two points in that first half ended with twenty three and doin' Jones for the giants had fourteen and the giants held Armand Franklin under his average at twenty one. He averages about twenty six points per game. So they held him in check and just an overall team fundamentally sound win tonight for the giants. All right. So it's close as you mentioned. It's a four point game. At the end of the first is a Dan tight the entire way. It is no team was able to get a handle on this game. Once one team kind of established what they were doing offensively. The other team. Withdrawal up the defense. And then they would throw them off. So it was just a game of adjustments who could make the most adjust right? All I think both teams user all of their timeouts in this one, Bob. So as a very lengthy. But nevertheless, the giants we're in the same exact position. Last friday. You're a member Lawrence north beat them on second tip into win. Fifty five fifty three in the giants and the same exact position cathedral had the ball with about six seconds to score. Or actually they had about two point five. Here's what happened. So Ben Davis scores. They take the lead by one at fifty six fifty five cathedral inbounds, and they're trying to get it across the court and fetal soldiers jumping up and down calling for a time. They finally whistled for a time out as that happens. Time expires the buzzer goes off the game's over the officials come over and they put two and a half left on the clock cathedral sets up a play. They get it to Armand on the baseline. Armand Franklin just unable to the giants winning this one, man. Oh, man. From w b d g the man who had the great fortune and have the call of been Davis. Fifty six fifty five win over cathedral tonight grant covy on the Saint Vincent's sports performance hauling grant, thanks for taking time. I appreciate it. And enjoy the weekend. Thanks, bob. Thanks so much all of our callers on the sing Vincent sports performance hotline, tomorrow, girls, semi states at LaPorte Northfield and Marquette Catholic they're going to be playing and one o'clock. This is in. Matchup. Vincent survey will play university down in Jasper, okay? To a. Logan sport. Okay. Will play central noble Evans. A modern day will play Winchester three eight three. Eight battle is. In at Logan sport Marian northwestern in Jasper, Salem and Benton central and foray at Lepore Hamilton southeastern plays crown point castle. We'll be playing Lawrence north at Jeffersonville. So you get some great matchups all around all over so tremendous tremendous matchups tomorrow go to the game. Enjoy it cinders pictures videos, all that anti-india sports talk hashtag ice tea, have some fun with that all of our conversations tonight every night on the podcast beige on Indian sports dot com. We have a lot of basketball to talk about some big big matchups as you would. Expect at this particular time of the year. Stay with the scoreboard update. Coming up with Chris Norton. I'm Bob level. And this is Indiana sports. The debate about sports specialization by high school athletes continues. 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"chris norton" Discussed on The World of Phil Hendrie
"Why are you out of your mind, none of them? They're all professional women. So how does this work? You you pay them. I say to them. Hi, I understand you're going to function est week. I'd like to take you to it. And they'll say, you know, most of the time. It's okay. But then I say, but you know, what I think I'll pay you. Anyway, I'll pay you. Anyway, what is the stay with you Henry? That's exactly what I say don't they get offended by that. I explained to them. There's no ulterior motive, I'm running an escort service. And I want to get it up to speed and get it up and running. So let me pay you, and I'll take you out to the to your function. And they so why why turn you down? They all they all say. Yes. I have they all said, yes. Yeah. Boy. Well, have they? Almost all of them almost all of them almost all the mess. A- seven even though they're getting paid say no because because they get put off by shows like Henry's that make fun of short guys and the hare system. When I told him, I got a hair system. And I and they give me the chance to explain their fine. But when I say, I've got a hair system, and let me explain a lot of them, you know, not a lot. But a few few them just just blow it off. Right. So I mean blow it off. What what are we doing here, man? We're talking to Chris Norton. I'm just telling you guys that the next time you bring this Chris Norton on and he's talking about how sexy is remember that you talked to Bob green. What is that supposed to be think about it? Misery doesn't let nobody hang up. You You can't can't hang hang up. up. You you go when we say you go, oh, really watch this. No, you're still there till they're what you're still there. Got Bob given. We'll we'll hang up being on infill. All right, Bob. Listen will hang up on you. Hold on. I'm hanging up iron hanging up. I get to hang up. Lis? Let me hang up. Please. Let me hit Bob green. By the way. Chris went to. Thank you for joining us on short notice. Right. Having to do it. But if that dude he's got he's got a couple of screw loose. Yeah. He's got a couple of screws. All right. Thanks a lot, man. And by the way, my Chris Norton Robert green here on the world famous Fillon ratio. Now, what a boy did you start off in a Bank with that one. What was the purpose of that? He's been bugging assault, bud. Vid. Caller all weeks in. Yeah. Yeah. This guy. Chris norton. I'm Bob green green. And with green run as a cold Frazier foods. Yeah. Yeah. I'm with Frazier foods in any way. I happen thinking, I got just bust. Sesame peels?.
"chris norton" Discussed on The World of Phil Hendrie
"That's all i say beer on chris norton's show here on the phil henry show i guess that's sort of redundancy but okay so we'll be right back on fill henry podcasts i'm chris norton of norton slowed entertainment and the new film that what coming out called rod rod mountain or ride the rot we we've had to change the name will tell you chris norton's broad mountain brought to you by chris norton's rod mountain movie what's that about came up with the name well that's not the name of my show saying that movie the name of movie i norton rod mountain that guy who just came in or do you work for phil no where'd you come from door was open i thought it just walk in you leave now man god damn man rod mountain is a film about dude who is on top rod mountain and the women try to climb rod mountain they say don't go up it's based on i'm so sorry that i even based base it on wolverton mountain because no one knows what that is and it's it's beyond it doesn't matter anymore it doesn't matter anymore but basically you know i've play rests ride and i live top rod mountain and women try to make their way up rod mountain by the burs bees and a big bears and the fossils a will all you know it's almost like a disney thing you know combined with us with assess film and i'm not trying to you know mess up disney because i know that's for kids and everything but if you magin like the burs bees the fossils the bear and in our movie of course spelled b a r e you know hey look down there there's some bear and the dudes are up we're up in the cabin you know in a hot tub in everybody's as spectating to look down a hill and see this bear bear.