It's been a big week for 23-year-old Chris Norton. Not only did he propose to his girlfriend, but he accomplished his goal of walking across the stage to receive his diploma at graduation, after being told the chances of him ever walking again were slim.
Chris suffered a severe spinal injury during a football game back in 2010 with doctors giving him a 3% chance of regaining any movement below his neck.
A little over a year ago he set himself the goal of walking across the graduation stage, and has been working extremely hard in rehab to make that happen.
On Sunday, with the help of his now fiance Emily, Chris smashed that goal.
The auditorium at Luther College's Decorah campus erupted into cheers and applause as Chris carefully made his away across the stage, all the while with Emily holding on tight.
Is this not the most heartwarming thing you've seen?
"I didn't think it'd be so emotional. The energy in the room was really unbelievable, and it meant everything to have (Emily) there with me", Chris told The Des Moines Register.
For Chris, this is just one chapter in his life that has closed and he says that there is plenty more he wants to accomplish.
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