Michelle Beadle described her date with Jack Jablonski as “Great Night” at an “Awesome Prom” at the Benilde-St. Margaret School.
From the moment Beadle and Jablonski were getting ready, she wrote that it was “going to make me young again” to her Twitter followers. Attendees were in shock when she walked into their party, and she turned it into one of the best party’s the school ever had.
“I’m a 38 year old getting ready for prom,” Beadle tweeted before attending the big event. “My hair will be slightly smaller and my bum slightly bigger. And I’m also nervous. What?!?!”
For those of you who are unfamiliar with his story, Jablonski is a teenager who was paralyzed from the chest down after he was checked into the boards head-first during a high school hockey game in 2011. He has communicated with Beadle through Twitter over the past few years, and he formally invited her to prom when she made a guest appearance on his weekly segment on 105 The Ticket earlier this year.
Both Jablonski and Beadle were given somewhat of a VIP treatment on Saturday, but in many ways they were just another pair of high schoolers attending the prom.
“I know that he’s a badass and someone I look up to immensely,” Beadle tells ESPN. “I was shocked when he asked today. And I adore him for doing it live on the radio. I’m honored to squeeze my 38 year old behind into a formal gown for a great night!”
According to The Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Jeremy Olson and David La Vaque, Jablonski’s spinal cord was severed and was “irreparable with surgery.”
Nonetheless, the unfortunate incident opened up a new door for the 16-year-old as he is now a local radio sports show host, according to news reports.
The Benilde-St. Margaret’s School junior has assumed the role of co-host on Hockey Night in Minnesota, a radio talk show on FM’s 105 the Ticket.
Jack Jablonski’s job includes interviewing athletes, journalists and other industry professionals … and occasionally gushing on air about Michelle Beadle.