The Minnesota Wild are set to host the second annual BEL13VE in Miracles Gala at the Xcel Energy Center on Thursday to aid Jack Jablonski's push to help others with spinal cord injuries.
From 5:30 to 11 p.m. on the Xcel Energy Arena floor, the Minnesota Wild and other NHL athletes will join Jablonski and supporters to raise funds for the work of the Jack Jablonski Believe in Miracles Foundation that provides scholarships for therapy and funds for spinal cord injury (SCI) research.
Attendees include Dennis Hull, the Silver Jet and self-described "third best Hull," who is as renowned for his funny NHL tales, his brother Bobby (Golden Jet) and nephew Brett. Rob Summers, the first SCI patient in the world to undergo a procedure that uses his own nerve impulses to help move parts of his body will also join Jablonski to raise hope and awareness.
Last year, funds allowed several Minnesotans to either start or continue SCI therapies from the Courage Kenny (formerly Courage Center) ABLE program, as insurance does not typically cover the center's recovery therapies.