Four Years After Being Paralyzed, a College Football Player Walked Across the Stage at His Graduation
Having a bad day? You hate your job, your boss, your in-laws? Bills are piling up? You need a vacation? Blah blah blah. All those problems are paltry. Maybe this will help us all get a little perspective. Chris Norton, a former college football for Luther College in northeastern Iowa fractured two vertebrae while making a tackle and was paralyzed from the neck down. He was paralyzed from the neck down in 2010. And doctors said he only had a 3% chance of regaining any movement. Then he...
Eddie Nearly Dies
Eddie Vedder had a close call in March of 1995. Pearl Jam was in New Zealand and Eddie took some time off between shows to go swimming with his friend, the singer Neil Finn. Eddie, as fans knows, has always been a fanatical surfer and he couldn’t wait to check out the breakers. They went to a beach where the ocean surf is particularly rough–but Eddie was game. But while they were in the water, Eddie got caught in a riptide, which is a very scary thing. In fact, had it not been for the...