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Jablonski Sitting Up Several Times a Day

The Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore hockey player was paralyzed in a game last month.

Jack Jablonski, the sophomore hockey player who was paralyzed after taking a check from behind in a game on Dec. 30, is sitting up in a chair several times a day, according to his CaringBridge site.

A new post on the site by Jablonski's family states:

Imagine how excited he was when he first sat up a week ago (Tuesday). There's a special chair (the pink chair) in which Jack can sit for short periods of time and take in the world from a vertical position. We were able to wheel him around the hospital floor and give him a tour of where he'd been since he arrived after his injury. It was fascinating to hear how he thought things looked versus what he saw once he sat up.

When Jablonski isn't sitting up, he's able to use special "prism glasses" that allow him to see his room from a normal point of view despite lying in a Hennepin County Medical Center bed.

The improvements mean that Jablonski could soon be leaving HCMC and heading to rehab:

Jack is getting stronger by the day, and that brings him closer to moving on to rehab. We're excited for him to begin the next chapter of his life, which we anticipate to be some time in the next week.

strangedub January 19, 2012 at 05:33 AM
Very good to see...... Oh and I loved your "good #Jabs news" tweet.......
Kate January 20, 2012 at 03:43 AM
Great news! Things are moving in the right direction for Jack. BSM can't wait to welcome him back to school when the time comes.

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