Jack Jablonski is one incredible young man.
After injuring his spinal cord in a high school hockey game, he was diagnosed with quadriplegia. While many of us would just accept this fate and live out the rest of our lives the best we could, like the hockey player he is, Jablonski chose to fight.
On Saturday night during intermission of the Minnesota Wild/Dallas Stars game, Jablonski, surrounded by Jeremy Roenick, and members of the ‘Miracle On Ice’ team Neil Broten, Dave Christian and Rob McClanahan, led the arena in a stick-tap for spinal cord research. Fans were given ‘thunder sticks’ so they could participate, too.
How can you not be in awe of how much progress Jablonski has made? He has endured hours of rigorous physical therapy to make it to this point, and he vows to keep going until he is skating again. Just incredible.
The 19-year-old’s foundation ‘Bel13ve In Miracles’ has already begun to have an impact.
From Fox Sports Minnesota:
When he hasn’t been rehabilitating, Jablonksi has been a central figure in hockey for spinal cord injury research. The Bel13ve in Miracles Foundation awarded $100,000 in research grants and Activity Based Locomotor Exercise scholarships.
The Bel13ve Foundation has helped fund research for a new recovery therapy using electronic stimulation, which has helped four men begin to stand independently and move their legs after being completely paralyzed.
If you’d like to donate to the cause, visit Bel13veFoundation.org.