Superior, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) - A tragic injury during a Twin Cities hockey game has changed the lives of one teenager and his family.
Now one northlander is doing his part to help a boy...and a family...he has never met.
Cody Wick of Superior used to play hockey, and says he himself has been check from behind.
"I've been hit from behind, I've gotten a concussion from it. Obviously no where near what this kid has gone through," said Wick.
16 year old Jack Jablonski was playing in a hockey tournament on December 30th when he was hit from behind.
He suffered a severed spinal cord and doctors announced this week he will never be able to walk again.
Wick decided he wanted to help.
"It touched me and I would like to help the cause and raise some money to help with whatever they need help with," said Wick.
That's when he got the idea to create window stickers bearing the number 13 and Jablonski's name.
"It's a way everyone can see it. A lot of people already have stickers on their vehicles already," said Wick.
"We make a lot of racer decals and that kind of thing, you know "in memory of...", but nothing that has really raised money for a family. I think it's for a good cause...Cody has a big heart so I think he is going to do well with it," said Bob Ramsdell with Mobile Image.
The sticker clings are just five dollars, and Mobile Image has donated their services to produce them, so all the proceeds will be going to the Jablonski family.
"I hope he gets better. I am sure he is in a lot of people's prayers and a lot of people's hearts right now to get through this," said Wick.
Jablonski has definitely been on the minds of many northlanders, one of the most notable displays of support coming at a hockey game Thursday night.
Fans at MARS arena donned the color white to symbolize hope for both Jack and his family.
"There is a lot of support for him and everybody's looking out for him and praying for him," said Angela Katoski with the Marshall Athletic Council.
"Even though we don't know you, you're just a great guy and we are all here for you," said Nicholas Lentz.
"It's important to show that young boy down there that there is a lot of people around the state that are concerned about him and are praying for him," said Dave Homstad, athletic director at Marshall Schools.
Wick says he has already been asked for about 200 stickers to be printed.
If you would like to support Jack by buying a sticker you can give Cody Wick a call at (218) 591- 9637, or you can contact him via facebook.