Former NFL quarterback-turned-Minor League Baseball player Tim Tebow celebrated his friend Chris Norton this week, who was married over the weekend and walked his wife down the aisle despite being told there was a small percentage that he’d ever walk again.
Norton suffered a severe spinal cord injury nearly eight years ago which left him wheelchair-bound. However, Tebow shared the touching footage of his pal walking with his bride on their wedding day.
“I wanted to give a special shoutout to my friend of the last 7 years, @chrisanorton16, for his incredible fight & determination to walk his fiancé down the aisle. You are a fighter and a hero. God bless you brother, you did it!” Tebow wrote on Instagram.
The wedding took place on Saturday in Jupiter, Florida. Norton wed his longtime girlfriend Emily Summers. According to USA Today’s Des Moines Register, the couple walked seven yards down the aisle together, something Norton vowed he would do last year.
Norton, was injured in October 2010, while covering a kickoff for Luther College’s football team. Doctors told the now 26-year-old that he would have only a 3 percent chance of ever regaining mobility below the neck but just days after the accident Norton showed promise when he began to twitch his shoulder.
SOURCE: Jeannie Law