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Breathing. We rarely give it a thought, because we don't have to. Our brain signals our body to do it automatically. Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries can disconnect the signal. Then what? At Mayo Clinic, technology may be able to take over the job. Here's Dennis Douda for Medical Edge.
It wasn't supposed to happen. A freak accident during a college football game leaves a player paralyzed. Doctors gave him a three percent chance of regaining any movement in his arms or legs. But Chris Norton didn't let that stop him. With incredible perseverance, a positive attitude and the refusal to give up, Chris has made amazing progress. And he's still part of the football team, inspiring his teammate to be their best.