The SCI CAN Project
Our first event, The Decorah Tour, was a huge success. Our next event will be Sunday, January 27 at Prairie Meadows Conference Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
Chris Norton was injured in a football game in 2010 and was given a 3% chance of ever regaining any movement below his neck. However, with his determination he is regaining movement throughout his body.
Chris attributes much of his success to the array of therapy options he has had access to during the past two years. Having been injured in an NCAA athletic event many of Chris's therapy costs - ranging from his $25,000 RT300 leg and arm bike, to his $15,000 Bioness hand stimulator - have been covered by the associations high risk insurance. No matter how great his determination and work ethic are, Chris's circumstances would be completely different if it weren't for the continued support of this extraordinary insurance policy.
Throughout his three month stay in Rochester's Mayo Clinic and his two years of ongoing therapy, he has encountered many people who have suffered similar injuries without the luxury of adequate insurance policies. More often than not Chris has seen good people go without the therapy equipment necessary to achieve their recovery goals.
It was with this crisis in mind that Chris, his family, and his friends got together and decided to begin work on the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) CAN project. This organization has the simple goal of raising money in order to provide patients with various levels of neuromuscular deficiencies equipment that would benefit them in achieving their goals.