Back in March, Jack Jablonski had the cajones to ask ESPN SportsNation host Michelle Beadle to prom live on his radio show.
Beadle said ‘yes’ and made good on her word Saturday night.
High school is a tumultuous time for any teenager, but rarely are they faced with circumstances similar to Jablonski’s. Only three years removed from an accidental check into the boards that left him paralyzed from the chest down, Jack has adjusted and thrived in his new reality.
— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) April 26, 2014
Beadle didn’t think twice about attending with the teen as she told KARE11:
“Jack is a just a cool human being … To go through what he’s gone through and to keep smiling, it’s just a no-brainer that I would want to hang out.”
On a funny side note, due to age restrictions Jack had to get special permission from the school to allow the 38-year-old Beadle to attend. I don’t now if this is customary for proms nowadays, but I didn’t have to take a breathalyzer at mine:
— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) April 27, 2014
Jablonski was incredibly thankful for Beadle for making the time in her schedule to attend. She didn’t just fly in for the dance, she came in the night before to spend time with the Jablonski family.
Following the end of prom, Jack tweeted out:
@MichelleDBeadle thank you so much for going out of your way and making my senior prom! Can’t thank you enough! You’re the best!
— Jack Jablonski (@Jabs_13) April 27, 2014
Talk about a prom to remember…