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An Evening in Conversation with Chris and Emily Norton
Auditorium, Carrie Lee Elementary School
Decorah, IA
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An Evening in Conversation with Chris and Emily Norton
Chris Norton won the hearts and admiration of people across the nation with his faith, courage and determination on his inspiring journey from his spinal cord injury playing football as a Luther College freshman in 2010 that left him with only a three percent chance of ever standing again to walking across the graduation stage with fiance Emily at his side in 2015. Chriss CaringBridge posts demonstrated his remarkable positivity in the face of overwhelming odds, the importance of hope, and the power of prayer, as did the memoir co-authored with his father "The Power of Faith When Tragedy Strikes".

Chris and Emily return to Decorah on Monday, July 1 for an Evening in Conversation at 7:00 p.m. at Carrie Lee Elementary Auditorium about their soon-to-be-published follow-up, "The Seven Longest Yards", published by Zondervan. This event is hosted by Dragonfly Books, Decorahs independent bookstore.

The book continues their uplifting story of partnership and faith in God which have continued to guide them through his ongoing physical challenges and her battle with depression and anxiety to their next walk together down the wedding aisle and into their new life after welcoming 5 adopted girls and 17 foster children into their home and hearts.

Chris won the 2011 Americas Choice Honoree for Courage in Sports award after returning to Luther College in a wheelchair in the fall of 2011, which led to Chris becoming a motivational speaker, national media attention, and the creation of his SCI CAN foundation which helps others with spinal cord injuries.

Dragonfly Books invites everyone to the ticketed event, an Evening in Conversation with Chris and Emily Norton, on Monday, July 1 at 7:00 p. m. at Carrie Lee Elementary in Decorah based on the upcoming book "The Seven Longest Yards" (Zondervan, 2019) . This moderated conversation provides attendees a unique opportunity to hear from Chris and Emily a week before the book is published and to receive their own autographed copy.

We are delighted to announce that admission is now free for this event! If you would like to guarantee an autographed copy of "The Seven Longest Yards", tickets are available for $29 (the cost of the book plus tax).

This event is sponsored by Dragonfly Books at 112 W. Water St., Decorah . If you can't make it to the event but would like to purchase a book, call Dragonfly Books at 563-382-4275 to reserve a book. To learn more about this and other events at Dragonfly Books, please visit www.dragonflybooks.com , or contact us at events@dragonflybooks.com or 563-382-4275.


Auditorium, Carrie Lee Elementary School
210 Vernon St
Decorah, IA 52101
United States


Arts > Literary

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Kathryn Rattenborg
On BPT Since: May 29, 2019
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