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Jack Jablonski Continues To Be An Inspiration

from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune,

Saturday night, during the Wild-Dallas Stars game, Jack Jablonski led what was dubbed as hockey’s largest stick tap when 18,000-plus fans received thunder sticks so they could tap along with the 19-year-old affectionately known as Jabs.

A stick tap in hockey, as Jabs explained last week, “is when somebody gets injured — and we saw plenty stick taps in the Wild game Monday in New York. You tap your stick on the ice when that player gets up hoping that everything’s OK. It’s to show respect for people injured in a hockey game.”

Unfortunately, in December of 2011, Jablonski wasn’t able to get up after a check from behind while playing hockey as a sophomore for Benilde-St. Margaret’s. The injury left him a quadriplegic, but he has since become an inspiration to many.

Jablonski has devoted his life to helping others who are going through the same debilitating injury.

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Below, watch the 'largest stick tap'...

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Video- Checking In On Jack Jablonski

It's so good to see Jablonski with such a positive attitude.

 

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Stay Strong “Jabby”

from Dan Browning of the Star Tribune,

Well-wishers crowded into Jack Jablonski’s hospital room and lit up his Facebook and CaringBridge pages all weekend as the high school sophomore and his family awaited a prognosis on a paralyzing injury he suffered during a hockey game on Friday.

“It’s a parent’s worst nightmare,” his father, Mike Jablonski of Minneapolis, said on Sunday in the pediatric intensive care unit at Hennepin County Medical Center. “He dropped and didn’t move. Right then and there I knew that my son, that there was something seriously wrong.”

continued and stop by Jack’s Guestbook and leave a message for him…

thanks to a KK reader for the pointer

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