Paralyzed High School Hockey Player Jack Jablonski Selected By Chicago Steel in USHL Draft
If you follow sports, you surely remember the tragedy that occurred when Minnesota high school hockey player Jack Jablonski was checked during a game in 2011 and suffered and injury that paralyzed him. Since that day, his story has been an inspiration. Jack has had a great attitude and has made some hopeful progress. Due to his inspiration and positive attitude, Chicago Steel has selected him in the first round after Jack made a tongue in cheek tweet.
Dear USHL teams, Just thought I’d let u know I am eligible for tomorrow’s draft. Sincerely Jack Jablonski
— Jack Jablonski (@Jabs_13) May 7, 2013
Chicago Steel noticed the draft, and made this statement:
“With their final pick in the 2013-2014 USHL draft, The Chicago Steel are extremely proud to announce that they have drafted forward Jack Jablonski from Minneapolis, Minnesota.”
It’s a great move by Chicago Steel paying tribute to a champion of life. While many people would have thrown in the towel, Jack continues to rehab and hold on to every glimmer of hope. Which brings up his progress. I took time to check out his caring bridge website and he’s sporadically having feeling in his feet, and can nearly kneel on his own. Quite inspring, Jack. Keep it up!
He also talked with USA Today sports about being drafted.
If you’ve missed his story, you should definitely check out this video.