Sunday, November 11, 2012
Jack Jablonski was named the winner Sunday in a special on CBS.
Jack Jablonski is the 2012 America's Choice Honoree. The award was announced during the Courage in Sports broadcast Sunday afternoon on WCCO (CBS). Jack is a Benilde-St. Margaret's hockey player who sustained a serious spinal cord injury in a game 10 months ago. He has made steady progress on his journey to walk again. His mom, Leslie, even recently posted on his CaringBridge page that he blew out the candles on his 17th birthday cake. The Star Tribune reported that after he won Jack said, "It drives me to do the best that I can, knowing people are out there to support me." After the award was announced on the Courage in Sports Facebook page, good wishes rolled in: "Congratulations to Jack! You are an inspiration to us all," wrote Susan …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Jack's mom tells CaringBridge followers that the family moved back home in early October, and Jack blew out the candles on the cake for his 17th birthday.
Jack Jablonski, the Benilde-St. Margaret's hockey player who sustained a serious spinal cord injury in a game on Dec. 30, is an America's Choice finalist for the Courage in Sports Award. The winner will be announced at 2 p.m. Sunday on WCCO. Jack's mom, Leslie, reminded readers of her son's CaringBridge page to watch the show. In another post on CaringBridge, Leslie said the family moved back to their home in early October. The house was renovated to improve accessibility. Think about it, the last time Jack slept here was on December 29th, the night before his injury. He was resistant to coming home during the construction and now it makes sense. I thought he might be curious to see all that was being done to make it possible to bring him…
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…
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The injured Benilde-St. Margaret's hockey player has reportedly been moving his right leg.
Jack Jablonski's mother, Leslie, said she couldn't help but share the good news, even if Jack would "scold her" for it. According to a post on CaringBridge, Jack has been showing more movement and sensation below the level of his injury. The Benilde-St. Margaret's hockey player sustained a serious spinal cord injury during a game on Dec. 30, 2011. Jack's also been making great strides in strengthening his core during rehab work, Leslie Jablonski reports. The full CaringBridge update follows: Once again, time flies by in between posts. To say that we've been busier than usual is an understatement. Lots going on. All good things too. Ready for a few, okay, quite a few, updates? Jack has been doing incredibly well in rehab. He's looking and…
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Jack Jablonski left the Sister Kenny Rehab Institute on Wednesday.
Congratulations to Jack Jablonski, who was discharged from rehab on Wednesday. Jablonski, a Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore hockey player, sustained a serious spinal cord injury during a game on Dec. 30. He was immediately rushed to the Hennepin County Medical Center, where he spent the next few weeks. In late January, he was transferred to the Sister Kenny Rehab Institute, where he'd been ever since. Now, he's ready for what he and his family are calling the "next step," which includes outpatient rehab at the Courage Center and living in an accessible apartment with his family while their home is renovated to better fit Jablonski.
The injured BSM hockey player was discharged on Wednesday.
As the elevator doors opened, a gathering crowd in the lobby of the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Minneapolis eagerly watched. When Jack Jablonski came out along with his family, those watching began to applaud. After nearly four months spent at a hospital or in rehab, Jablonski was discharged on Wednesday. Jablonski, a Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore hockey player, sustained a serious spinal cord injury during a game on Dec. 30. He was immediately rushed to the Hennepin County Medical Center, where he spent the next few weeks. In late January, he was transferred to Sister Kenny, where he'd been ever since. Now, he's ready for what he and his family are calling the "next step," which includes outpatient rehab at the Courage …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Jack Jablonski sustained a serious spinal cord injury during a hockey game last year.
With his older brother Jack rehabbing at the Sister Kenny Institute in Minneapolis, Max Jablonski penned a touching poem recently. Jack Jablonski, a Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore hockey player, sustained a serious spinal cord injury during a game last year. Max, 13, wrote the following poem, which was posted on Jack's CaringBridge page today: The last year was not a good year, the ending feeling like a spear. So many emotions, most being fear. All questions with answers, far from clear. That fateful day struck the first tear. All had been right, optimism in sight. But in one second I was on a crazy flight. He had lost the fight, a difficult night. The results were not light. Lives changed in an instant, the old being distant. The …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore sustained a serious spinal cord injury in a hockey game last year.
Jack Jablonski, the Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore hockey player who sustained a serious spinal cord injury in a game on Dec. 30, took another step forward in his rehab recently. He removed his neck brace, meaning his neck is now free from protective gear for the first time since his injury. Prior to wearing the neck brace, Jablonski wore a larger, nine-pound metal halo around his head and neck. Jablonski's mother, Leslie Jablonski, summed up the accomplishment quite simply on his CaringBridge page: A picture speaks a thousand words... Simply awesome. No halo. No neck brace. Not even a collar. Been waiting for this day. Wonderful. Jablonski is currently in rehab at the Sister Kenny Institute in Minneapolis and will likely return home in…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Benilde-St. Margaret's junior scored five goals in a state championship game victory.
The injured BSM hockey player had a family BBQ earlier this month.
Though he's still in rehab at the Sister Kenny Institute in Minneapolis—likely through mid-April—Jack Jablonski was able to return home briefly earlier this month. The Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore hockey player, who sustained a serious spinal cord injury during a game on Dec. 30, used a day off from rehab on Sunday, March 18, to go home for a family BBQ, according to his CaringBridge page. It was Jablonski's first trip home since the day of his injury. His mother, Leslie Jablonski, reports that it was a fun day: He was craving hotdogs on the grill which turned into a great excuse to host a spur-of-the-moment BBQ on the patio. Within an hour we fired up the grill and a handful of friends joined us as we welcomed our boy home. However, …