Monday, November 19, 2012
Jack Jablonski had a chance to meet Bruce Springsteen last week at the Xcel Energy Center.
Jack Jablonski had quite the experience recently, getting a chance to meet "The Boss" while Bruce Springsteen was in the Twin Cities for a concert at the Xcel Energy Center. Writing on Jack's CaringBridge page, his mother, Leslie, said spending 10 minutes backstage with Springsteen was "a dream come true" for Jack. Jack grinned ear-to-ear, especially when The Boss planted a kiss on his cheek," Leslie wrote. "And Max was the recipient of a head noogie and I landed a hug and kiss on the cheek. OMG. A taste of Heaven." Here's her full CaringBridge post: Oh. My. Gosh! What a fabulous week. It's Friday night and I'm home alone. Max had a hockey game tonight and Jack went to the Gopher's game with the "Trees" who are back in town for a couple …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The local station won an award for covering Benilde-St. Margaret's return to the ice.
It's a night many Benilde-St. Margaret's supporters will never forget—thanks in part to ParkTV's now award-winning coverage. The local cable access network was recently recognized for its coverage of the Jan. 7 hockey game between BSM and St. Louis Park—the first game back on the ice for Red Knights players following Jack Jablonski's injury. The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors awarded ParkTV first place in the nation in the Live Sports Event category. “Our winners continue to demonstrate excellence in programming and we are thrilled to honor and celebrate their achievements,” NATOA President Joanne Hovis said in a statement. “We congratulate these winners for actively supporting community programming’s role…
Monday, October 1, 2012
Jack Jablonski is one of two finalists.
Update (4:54 p.m.) - Voting has been extended through Tuesday at noon. So go cast your vote now! 5:20 a.m. - Jack Jablonski is among two finalists for the "Courage in Sports" award—and you can vote for Jabs through noon today. Jablosnki, a Benilde-St. Margaret's junior who sustained a serious spinal cord injury during a hockey game last December, is up against rugby player Ben Cohen. Cohen founded the StandUpFoundation in an effort to end bullying, particularly against LGBT individuals. You can vote via the Courage in Sports Facebook page. The winner will be announced on Nov. 11 on CBS Sports.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
His blood pressure spiked during a recent therapy session.
"Sometimes we forget how vulnerable we can be," wrote Jack Jablonski's mom, Leslie, on her son's CaringBridge page Thursday. This was in response to a recent scare Jack had. While doing a therapy session at the Courage Center, his blood pressure spiked and he said his stomach felt "cold." Leslie Jablonski said she doesn't know what caused the incident, and Jack has gotten better. Here is her full CaringBridge post: Sometimes we forget how vulnerable we can be. Despite Jack's strength and determination to defeat all odds, incidents occur that remind us of how fragile he really is. We experienced one of those situations today. Think of it as a reality check. Jack's blood pressure spiked during his stepping workout in the ABLE program. He …
Monday, September 24, 2012
You can vote online through next Monday.
Jack Jablonski is among two finalists for the "Courage in Sports" award—and you can vote for Jabs for one more week. Jablosnki, a Benilde-St. Margaret's junior who sustained a serious spinal cord injury during a hockey game last December, is up against rugby player Ben Cohen. Cohen founded the StandUp Foundation in an effort to end bullying, particularly against LGBT individuals. You can vote once per day for Jablonski or Cohen now through next Monday at noon via the Courage in Sports Facebook page. The winner will be announced on Nov. 11 on CBS Sports.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The Benilde-St. Margaret's junior continues to rehab at the Courage Center.
Jack Jablonski continues to show signs of improvement with help from Courage Center staffers. Jablonski, the Benilde-St. Margaret's junior who sustained a serious spinal cord injury during a hockey game last December, was able to stand for 22 minutes recently with assistance, his mother reports via CaringBridge. He has also been playing beach volleyball with his trainers, using his arms to hit the ball back and forth. Meanwhile, the Jablonski family is getting close to moving back into their home, which has been renovated to better accommodate Jack. You can read Leslie Jablonski's latest full CaringBridge post below: My Dad always said, "Tempus fugit," or, time flies. Sums up the last few weeks. Apologies for our absence on CaringBridge…
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The Benilde-St. Margaret's junior has made the final six.
Jack Jablonski's story still seems to be resonating with people across the country more than eight months after he sustained a serious spinal cord injury in a hockey game. Jablonski, who is a Benilde-St. Margaret's junior, is the runaway leader right now in the voting for the "Courage in Sports" award, with 65 percent. He is among six people still vying for the award, which will be announced during a CBS special on Nov. 11. You can vote for Jablonski via the Courage in Sports Facebook page
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Voting is done via Facebook, with a winner to be announced in November on CBS.
Jack Jablonski, the Benilde-St. Margaret's junior who sustained a serious spinal cord injury during a hockey game last December, is one of eight finalists for the national "Courage in Sports" award. Voting is open on the Courage in Sports Facebook page. People can vote once per day. Jablonski currently leads with 38 percent of the vote. The winner will be announced during a Nov. 11 special on CBS. The Courage in Sports award has been presented for the last 22 years. Last year's winner was Chris Norton, a Luther College football player who broke his neck in a game but was later able to stand on his own. Jack Jablonski's mother, Leslie Jablonski, wrote about the news on Jack's CaringBridge page: What an honor it was to learn that Jack has …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Tuesday was his first day at school in roughly eight months.
Nearly eight months after sustaining a serious spinal cord injury during a hockey game, Jack Jablonski returned to Benilde-St. Margaret's on Tuesday as a junior. His mom, Leslie Jablonski, wrote about the big day on his CaringBridge page: Sigh of relief. Almost eight months to the day that he was injured, Jack returned to Benilde-St. Margaret's this morning. With a smile on his face, he rejoined the Class of 2014, a goal he had set months ago, and one that he proudly achieved. And yes, I was nervous when he left this morning. Nervous that he wouldn't make it through the day, nervous just because it was such a big step, and nervous for no other reason other than I'm his mother and that's what we do. We worry. But all worries set aside, …
He is starting his junior year at Benilde-St. Margaret's—eight months after a hockey injury left him unable to walk.
It's possible that no high school student has looked forward to returning to school as much as Jack Jablonski has. Jablonski, now a junior at Benilde-St. Margaret's, sustained a serious spinal cord injury on Dec. 30, 2011, during a holiday hockey tournament. After the injury, Jablonski spent nearly four months in a hospital recovering. He hasn't attended class since Dec. 21, 2011—the last day before BSM started winter break last year. That changes today, as Jablonski and his fellow Red Knights start a new school year. The teenager got caught up with the schooling he missed over the summer, while also beginning rehab at the Courage Center—something he'll continue after school. And BSM got ready for Jablonski's return by making sure the …