Benilde-St. Margaret’s Holds Benefit For Jabs

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –- The hockey community got together Saturday to have a little fun and show its support for a friend and teammate.

Benilde-St. Margaret’s helped host a benefit for Jack Jablonski. The sophomore severed his spinal cord during a hockey game in December.

At the fundraiser, people enjoyed live music and chatted with local NHL stars Wes Walz, Matt Cullen and others.

Over the weekend, Jablonski got a visit from some Minnesota Twins, such as Carl Pavano and Justin Morneau.

On his CaringBridge site, Jack’s parents said he did a little showing off — performing some of his physical therapy after doctors said he likely wouldn’t move his arms.

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  • reader

    what is being done for the female player from St Croix Lutheran? Not to take away from Jabs, but he is getting alot of media attention over fundraising. Is there fundraising for her?

    • Ladybug

      Her injury was not near the severity that Jabs experienced. Docs predict she will make a full recovery. Jabs will likely never walk again and going forward will need to adjust to a while life change. Yes, the support has been extensive and hopefully will continue.

    • debber

      I feel empathy for this young man, his life will never be the same. But I agree that the young woman should also be getting media attention and support even if her injuries are not the severity of jabs. They are no less life changing. I believe the Jabs story has been taken to the extreme. Bottom line, the Jabs story is all about someone else’s benefit. My hunch is there is money at the root of this story. Please let this young man start his grieving process. Delaying it is just making it harder for him.

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