A global health crisis has become an economic crisis spurring governments to open checkbooks, not to avert a recession as much as to lessen severity.

By Chris Norton Editor’s Note: On October 16, 2010, Chris Norton suffered a crushing spinal injury playing college football. The injury was so severe, he needed to be airlifted by helicopter to Mayo Clinic. Taken from the new book The Seven Longest Yards written by Chris and his wife Emily, this post picks up the story mid-helicopter ride through his subsequent surgery and initial prognosis. I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. — Psalm 34:4 “Help,” I wheezed, but I didn’t know if I had made any noise. The roar of the…