Jack Jablonski

Philanthropist

Jack Jablonski, a resilience advocate and motivational speaker from St. Louis Park, MN, shares his inspiring journey of overcoming adversity and redefining personal limits. With dreams of becoming a professional hockey player thwarted by severe paralysis from a hockey injury in high school, Jack has become a beacon of hope and determination, advocating for spinal cord injury research and accessibility. Through his advocacy, he illuminates the transformative power of perseverance and community support in navigating life-changing challenges. Jack’s story transcends sports, offering profound insights into resilience, adaptability, and the human spirit. Today he leads the Jack Jablonski Foundation, a charitable organization he created a year after his accident to advance paralysis recovery treatments through research.

Please note that this is a special sit-down TEDxMinneapolis interview with Jack rather than a classic TEDx talk.