ST. PAUL, Minn. - Jack Jablonski continues to make amazing strides after being checked during a hockey game from behind into the boards seven months ago - a check that left him paralyzed.
His family credits his progress to the Courage Center, a nonprofit rehab facility based out of Minnesota, and more specifically to an intense fitness and wellness program called ABLE.
His mother Leslie says because of the ABLE program, she's been seeing little miracles happen every day.
"He's so much healthier. He's stronger. He's had movement in his legs. (His) toes tingle. He was stretching his leg one day and he felt his hamstrings," said Leslie Jablonski.
Doctors told Jack that he would never walk again, which makes his achievements even more remarkable.
"He's actually moved his legs a little bit on his own," Leslie Jablonski said. "Just the other day, they had him doing pushups. This stuff is unheard of. He wasn't supposed to move his arms, his legs, forget it."
Things didn't stop there for Jablonski. The center continued to push him to do more.
"He also did a squat," Leslie Jablonski said. "They had him down on a machine and they asked him to get up and he pushed up on his own."
The Minnesota Wild hosted a sold out fundraiser on Thursday night at the Xcel Energy Center in honor of Jabs.
More than 800 people are expected to attend including dozens of NHL players.
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