Jack Jablonski is proving them wrong, striving to walk

The Benilde-St. Margaret hockey player who sustained a paralyzing hit in a game last year is defying doctors, moving his arms and shooting for a clear goal: to walk again. The Pioneer Press talks to Jablonski about his therapy, a gala planned for Thursday night with the Minnesota Wild, and tweeting with his knuckles.
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The Benilde-St. Margaret hockey player who sustained a paralyzing hit in a game last year is defying doctors, moving his arms and shooting for a clear goal: to walk again. The Pioneer Press talks to Jablonski about his therapy, a gala planned for Thursday night with the Minnesota Wild, and tweeting with his knuckles.

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