MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Jack Jablonski, who was paralyzed playing hockey for Benilde-St. Margaret’s, has been honored with the Courage In Sports award.READ MORE: Enjoying The Weather Extremes Of Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
On Sunday afternoon, tens of thousands of people voted for him on the CBS special. He’s now 2012 America’s Choice Honoree.READ MORE: Does Cold Weather Affect COVID Test Kits And Results?
It’s been an improbable journey for Jablonski since Dec. 30, 2011 and he’s made significant progress ever since. Back in September, Jablonski was able to stand for 22 minutes with some help from Courage Center staff.MORE NEWS: 'I Was Flabbergasted': Missing Badge Of Hastings Officer Killed In 1894 Rediscovered
His mother, Leslie, also reported on CaringBridge that Jack has been playing beach volleyball with his trainers using his arms to hit the ball.