High school student takes ESPN anchor to prom

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High School Student Takes ESPN Anchor To Prom

A Minnesota high school student, who was paralyzed from a spinal cord injury during a hockey game two years ago, took a special date to his prom Saturday.
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I'm a 38 year old getting ready for prom. My hair will be slightly smaller and my bum slightly bigger. And I'm also nervous. What?!?!
Thanks to Benilde-St. Margaret's for an awesome prom! And to Mrs. Anderson for my 1st breathalyzer. #sop @Sweeeet_Tea http://t.co/uCEHpbSrdo
ST PAUL, MN - MAY 5: Jack Jablonski waves before Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the Minnesota Wild and the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Xcel Energy Center on May 5, 2013 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 24: Justin Morneau #33 of the Minnesota Twins speaks with Jack Jablonski before the game between the Minnesota Twins and the New York Yankees on September 24, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jablonski suffered a spinal cord injury while playing hockey in December 2011. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, JAN. 28-29 - This photo made Jan. 20, 2012, shows Leslie Jablonski, center, cleaning up her son, Jack, as family friend Kate Grinaker holds up a newspaper for him to read at at Hennepin County Medical Center, in Minneapolis. As 16-year-old Jablonski tries to regain the use of his limbs, his family, friends and supporters continue to spread a message they hope will prevent another kid from having his hockey career and his livelihood cut short by a freak accident on the ice. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)
Jack Jablonski blows the Minnesota Vikings horn before the start of their NFL preseason football game against the Buffalo Bills, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, in Minneapolis. Jablonski, a student at Benilde St. Margaret's in St. Louis Park, was paralyzed during a junior varsity hockey game last year. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21: Michelle Beadle attends the 17th Annual Webby Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on May 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for The Webby Awards)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Hoda Kotb and Michelle Beadle appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Michelle Beadle appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
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WCCO reports senior Jack Jablonski took ESPN2's Michelle Beadle to his high school's prom. Jablonski asked Beadle to his prom live on the air during a radio show a few weeks ago.

Minneapolis Star Tribune says Jablonski spent months in the hospital recovering from a spinal cord injury. Doctors say it's unlikely he'll be able to walk again, but, as you can see, Jablonski is making the most out of life.

You might know Beadle as the co-host of SportsNation on ESPN2. She returned to the network in early March after nearly two years at NBC Sports Network.

KARE spoke to Beadle: 'When I look at my calendar, my Saturdays are mostly free, so I said, 'Well, I know I'll be free on that Saturday, so I could definitely make it.' I can't thank Michelle enough for coming through with this.'

Beadle even tweeted it was an awesome prom with a photo of herself taking a breathalyzer test before she could go inside.


Beadle also said she was nervous to be a 38-year-old heading to the prom tweeting, 'My hair will be slightly smaller and my bum slightly bigger.'

KMSP notes Jablonski is set to graduate from high school in June and plans to study communications at the University of Southern California starting this fall.
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