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Paralyzed Duluth botanist keeps passion for trees

August 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

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. Continue Reading

Osakis man keeps carving beautiful ducks despite paralysis

July 19, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Brian Bangtson of Osakis carves beautiful decoys with dexterity and taste. What’s so miraculous about this?
Bangtson, 47, was paralyzed from the chest down in 2005.
A staph infection in the fall of 2005 left Bangtson paralyzed in the hospital for more than 15 weeks. Continue Reading

Paralysis doesn’t stop local man from pursuing his passion

July 17, 2012 in The Osakis Review

Brian Bangtson of Osakis carves beautiful decoys with dexterity and taste. What’s so miraculous about this?
Bangtson, 47, was paralyzed from the chest down in 2005.
A staph infection in the fall of 2005 left Bangtson paralyzed in the hospital for more than 15 weeks. Continue Reading

OBIT: Jill Kinmont Boothe, 75, paralyzed ski champ, subject of book, 2 films

February 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Video: Watch at bottom of articleAt 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. Continue Reading

Mom: Doctors expect ‘full recovery’ for Minnesota paralyzed girls hockey player

February 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

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. Continue Reading

Paralyzed Minnesota teen hockey player leaves hospital

January 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

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. Continue Reading

Spinal-cord injuries hit teen athletes hardest

January 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Spinal-cord injuries, such as those suffered recently by two Minnesota high school hockey players, are rare but more likely to occur among teenagers. Continue Reading

Minnesota teen’s ice hockey accident all to familiar for one-time Moorhead hockey player

January 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

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? Continue Reading

Parents: St. Louis Park, Minn., hockey player won’t walk again

January 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

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. Continue Reading

Mind-powered robot arm gives paralyzed man ability to touch

October 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

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. Continue Reading