Here’s your daily dose of sweetness.
Four years ago, Chris Norton was paralyzed while playing football at Luther College in Decorah. He was given only a 3 percent chance of ever feeling anything below his waist again, let alone walking.
But he vowed to walk on stage when it came time to get his diploma. On Saturday evening, he did, with the help of his girlfriend, Emily Summers.
The night before the commencement, Norton proposed to Summers. She said “yes.”
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.