Updated: 12/29/2012 10:02 PM KSTP.com By: Todd Wilson
Jack Jablonski watches his school Benilde St. Margaret taking on Wayzata with an expert eye of the game.
But it is this very game he loves, "hockey," that's left him confined to a wheelchair.
"It's a different life, it's not what you expected obviously, waking up one day and being a totally different person really. you're still the same person inside but on the outside you are not," Jablonski said.
It is almost one year to the day that Jablonski got hit in a game against Wayzata and was paralyzed from the chest down.
"Obviously it's life changing, it's definitely and eye opener," Jablonski said.
The year has been and up and down affair for him. yet Jack has refused to sulk, instead he has taken the fight to this new challenge in life.
Along with school and physical therapy, him and his family have created the "Jack Jablonski -- Believe In Miracles Foundation."
"We've been extremely fortunate to have to opportunity to have the resources that we've had because of what people have to done for us. and it's only natural to make that possible for other people in this situation," Jack's mom, Leslie Jablonski said.
The foundation main objectives are to help others with spinalcord injuries have access to the same great therapy that's already helping Jack today and to fund research to advance spinal cord injuries.
Jack says, considering all the help him and family have received from family, friends and neighbors, it is the least they can do for someone else.