In December 2011, 16-year-old Jack Jablonski was injured severely during a high school hockey game. In late January 2012, he began inpatient rehabilitation at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute - Abbott Northwestern Hospital.
Jack continued his recovery as an outpatient at Courage Center, now Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, part of Allina Health. There he participated in the ABLE program. “Being on the treadmill, standing upright, it gives me a sense of normal that I miss after the accident,” he said.
Because of Jack Jablonski's on-ice injury, new high school hockey rules have been put in place to make the game safer.
Jack is now enrolled in college in California where he leads a typical student life. He even pledged to a fraternity and interned with the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings. When he returns home to Minnesota for breaks, he reconnects with Courage Kenny therapists, steps on the ABLE treadmill and swims in the therapy pool.