Proving that there is no easy road to recovery from a serious spinal cord injury, Jack Jablonski was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday after he started feeling ill.
Jablonski, a sophomore at , was injured during a junior varsity hockey game last December. He was scheduled to throw out the first pitch at Wednesday's Twins game, but his appearance will be delayed.
On his CaringBridge page, his mom, Leslie, said ups and downs like this are common for people who have suffered spinal cord injuries:
Never did we think that Jack would land in the hospital just a week after his . Then again, never did we think our son would suffer such a devastating injury playing the sport he loved so much.
But life is full of curve balls, isn't it? This one especially hit hard because Jack and Max were invited by the Minnesota Twins to throw out the first pitch in last night's game. Imagine how excited they were, and then how crushed we all felt as we watched Jack suffer from issues that are common to people with spinal cord injuries.
Usually these issues subside, but not this time. After several alarming incidents, it was time to head to the ER. Jack was admitted to the hospital, which is where I sit writing this entry.
A sense of darkness has hovered over us since last week when Jack was discharged from Sister Kenny. The reality of his condition is a constant reminder that our lives will never be the same. We've learned to accept life's challenges, even if we despise them and we know all too well that things can change in a heartbeat.
But now, more than ever, we know that although we're going to face a lot of disappointments, we can never give up hope and that it's so important to BEL13VE.
KARE 11 reports that Jablonski is in good condition.