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Jack Jablonski Fund

1820 Old Hwy 8 NW

New Brighton, MN 55112

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*If you wish to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Jack Jablonski BEL13VE in Miracles Foundation where the proceeds benefit SCI research and recovery efforts, please visit www.bel13vefoundation.org and select the red "DONATE" box on the bottom right corner of the home page.  

Latest Journal Update

Four Years Later

Holiday greetings to all.

I say this every year, but somehow the holidays seemed to descend upon us all too quickly. Time flies, doesn't it? 

With that said, it's hard to believe tomorrow is the four-year anniversary of Jack's injury. And tonight was the last night of Jack's life as we knew it. I remember it well. 

Instead of looking back, we'd rather focus on now and looking forward. Our world was flipped upside down on December 30th, 2011. Jack's prognosis was not good and there were many days when we simply felt hopeless. But oh, how things have changed...

We are forever grateful to all who have prayed for Jack and our family, and to all who have supported us in every way. Tomorrow we will celebrate the good that has come into our lives since Jack's injury. Yes, so much good has come out of such a tragic situation. And Jack has embraced the goodness and remained positive. We're so proud of him for all that he's achieved - one year of college under his belt (check!); an internship with the LA Kings (sweet); a Swim With Mike scholarship (priceless); access to advanced therapy that keeps him healthy and strong (ABLE at Courage Kenny in MN and Reneu Health in CA); and his continued determination to move forward. (*see photo of Jack during his ABLE session today at Courage Kenny)

Tomorrow also marks the third anniversary of the launch of the Jack Jablonski BEL13VE in Miracles Foundation. We're on a mission to accelerate spinal cord injury research and propel the medical advancements in recovery from the lab to everyday clinics so that everyone living with paralysis from an SCI can have access to the miracles happening today. Yes, today.

As you know, our foundation has pledged to raise $300,000 over the next three years to support the Mayo Clinic's first epidural stimulation implants, a life-changing procedure that has already proven to be effective. We've also supported rehabilitation programs like ABLE (Activity-Based Locomotor Exercise) at Courage Kenny (Golden Valley, MN) that are crucial to SCI recovery. We're super proud of the work our young foundation has done so far, and we're excited about our dedication - and Jack's determination - to make SCI recovery possible for everyone living with paralysis from an injury like his. 

Four years ago we wanted to believe recovery was possible, but it was such a gray area. Today, we BEL13VE it is. It's just a matter of time. 

And this is when "time flies" would be such a good thing.

Together, we can make this happen (if you'd like to help, text SCORE to 91999 or visit www.bel13vefoundation.org and click on the Donate button). 

Wishing all of you much happiness in 2016 and sending tons of gratitude to you for following Jack's journey. 

#Love #Bel13ve #Miracles



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Sara Schulz
By Sara Schulz (Apple Valley, MN)
Happy New Year to Jack and your entire family! I too remember 2011 well, as I was diagnosed with stage-3 triple negative breast cancer in November 2011. I remember hearing about Jack's accident, praying for Jack and following his CaringBridge, while being prayed for myself and updating my own CaringBridge. Fast forward to now, and I am in remission and look at Jack! Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Know that Jack and your family are an inspiration, give others hope and remind us to BEL13VE in the midst of all of our circumstances. With thanks.
David Mora
By David J. Mora
Wishing Jack and the family, a Blessed 2016. God Bless.
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colleen kramer
By anonymous
I'm the Alaska stranger, but now a Minnesota stranger. You are one of three "strangers" I pray for daily. I feel that I know you, just a little. ; ) God bless you and continue to give you strength, courage and such an optimism! You have taught me much and you didn't even know it.
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Melanie Martini
By Melanie Martini (Rochester hockey mom)
We continue to pray for Jack and your family. Happy New Year!
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Linda Meyer
By Linda Meyer Minneapolis
I remember the day very well as that is my birthday. I have followed all of you on Jack's journey ever since. It is amazing what can be accomplished when everyone works together for a cause. I wish all of you continued success in 2016.
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Sara Worre
By Sara Worre — last edited
Blessed New Year to Jack and your family! Looking forward to being a part of The Miracle!
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Lucy Goblirsch
By Lucy Goblirsch
Sending prayers and blessings for the New year! God bless!
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Deborah Gregson
By Deborah Gregson
Your family's continued efforts to raise money in order to share with others has been so gracious. I have been astounded since our journey through this interesting life how often those who need are those who share the most. Thank you for all you give and your motivation to spread the word that more needs to be done.
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Bernadette Hanson
By Bernadette Hanson
To The Jablonski Family
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year 2016
May you all have good health & many Blessings
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Bernadette Hanson
By Bernadette Hanson
Dear Jack & Family
Happy Holidays to all of you.
To Jack
So very pleased to read how well you are doing. Congrats. to you young man
on everything you have accomplished to date you should be extremely Proud of yourself.
Keep Moving Forward Jack
You truly are an inspiration & incredible Young Man
God Sped to You
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