KSTP is reporting that Jack Jablonski has reached yet another milestone on his path to recovery. Their report leads to Jabs' Caring Bridge site, where the family has posted a video of Jack crawling, yes crawling, with some assistance. From the site:
Jack's therapists were certain that his upper body was strong enough to support him on his hands and knees. With assistance, he was placed on a floor mat and held into position... But ever so slowly, Jack moved his legs and crawled. And crawled and crawled. Three times back and forth on the mat. He didn't want to stop! Certainly a stunning moment for all.
Stunning? That's the understatement of the decade, folks. I watched the video (which you can see HERE, and when he pulled his leg forward for the first time, it may have got a little dusty in the room I was in. Stunning barely scratches the surface.
The entry ends with this:
And, Jack broke a sweat. Finally. Not sweating is normal for people with spinal cord injuries. It's a neurological issue and body temperature regulation, or lack of, I should say. I used to loathe the hockey locker room smell... but bring it on Jack! I'd give anything for him to wreak like that again. It's a step in the right direction.
Impressive work, Jack. Keep it up. I can't wait to post a story about you walking out onto the ice.