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Jack Jablonski continues making progress, wiggles his toes on his own

Jablonski was paralyzed while playing hockey in 2011.

It's been more than six years since Jack Jablonski was checked from behind and paralyzed while playing hockey in high school, but he continues to defy the odds in his fight to walk, and skate, again. 

He made a big stride Monday by showing the world – in a tweet – that he can now move his toes on his own command. 

On May 8, Jablonski tweeted that he felt pain sensations in his back and on July 2 he tweeted this video of a typical day of rehab. 

After graduating high school at Benilde-St. Margaret's, Jablonski moved to California where he attends the University of Southern California and is an intern with the NHL's Los Angeles Kings. 

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Benilde-St. Margaret's hockey player Jack Jablonski left the Sister Kenny institute, where he's been rehabbing since January 23. Jablonski was paralyzed in a hockey accident in late December. His family is moving into a handicapped-accessible apartment until their home is remodeled.

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