Josh Horky had climbed the 65-foot tamarack tree before. In fact, it's the tree that holds the first-ever witches' broom he discovered. "I was about 25 feet up and two branches failed, and down I went," Horky said, in his matter-of-fact way.
Video: Watch at bottom of article At age 18, the L.A. native was the national women's slalom champion and on the cover of Sports Illustrated. She was trying to make the U.S. Olympic team in 1955 when she crashed and broke her neck. She was paralyzed below her shoulders and would spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair.
Jenna Privette remains paralyzed from the waist down following an on-ice incident in a high school girls hockey game last month, but "doctors are anticipating a full recovery," her mother said Wednesday.
On his CaringBridge website, Jack Jablonski's family says he is entering the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Jablonski, 16, had been hospitalized since his injury in a Dec. 30 hockey game.
Twenty-eight years after he was struck by a similar tragedy on the ice, former Moorhead High School hockey star Stephen Dorsey faces a struggle: Should he – really, when should he – reach out to a newly paralyzed hockey player, 16-year-old Minnesotan Jack Jablonski?
Jack Jablonski, 16, had spinal fusion surgery Wednesday at Hennepin County Medical Center. The Benilde-St. Margaret sophomore suffered a severed spinal cord at the neck and two fractured vertebrae after he was checked from behind in a game Friday against Wayzata at St. Louis Park Recreation Center.
The St. Louis Park-based parochial school is coping with a devastating injury to Jack Jablonski. The sophomore hockey player suffered a severed spinal cord at the neck and two fractured vertebrae when he was checked from behind in a junior-varsity game Friday against Wayzata in the Holiday Hockey Classic in St. Louis Park.
The Pennsylvania man is among the pioneers in an ambitious quest for thought-controlled prosthetics to give the paralyzed more independence — the ability to feed themselves, turn a doorknob, hug a loved one. The goal: a Star Trek-like melding of mind and machine.
Joining Rachelle Friedman will be the bridesmaid who shoved her into the shallow end of a pool on May 23, 2010 — causing a freak accident that changed their lives. "She was tragically hurt, mentally and emotionally. And I was tragically hurt, physically," Friedman says on a day that a tailor is altering her strapless, simple wedding dress to fit her new, thinner, less muscular body. "It's harder to deal with when you're hurt emotionally sometimes than when you're hurt physically."
Terry Sibert’s life was on the right track. A recovering alcoholic and former dabbler in meth, he hadn’t touched either for 15 years. He had a rewarding job as a project manager at Brenton Engineering. The 47-year-old had also just remarried in January.
Amber Braun, 14, who was involved in a car accident Halloween night with four other teen girls near Menoken, will have a benefit held in her honor Sunday in Dickinson, to help the family raise funds to cover medical expenses accumulated. “Amber pretty much will be coming home in a wheelchair,” mom Shelia Braun said. “But if you ask Amber if she’s going to walk, she says, ‘Hell yeah. I am.’ That’s her attitude.”
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