Jack Hoffman’s had quite a year. You may recall the young Nebraska fan and brain cancer patient had an incredibly moving and thrilling moment last spring when he ran for a touchdown during Nebraska’s spring game. It was nearly impossible to watch that clip and not smile – or even shed a tear. Now comes the good news that the eight-year-old’s brain tumor is stable and that his cancer is remission.
BTN profiled Jack Hoffman last year and focused on the boy’s bond with then-Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead. Watch the entire feature in this post.
Here’s the Omaha-World story on Hoffman’s cancer being in remission, which includes this lovely quote from Jack’s father: “He associates getting rid of that chemo port with getting his life back, his little boy life back,” Andy Hoffman said. And here’s a tweet from earlier this week.
Hoffman’s amazing touchdown last spring sent him on a whirlwind of trips, including one to the White House and the annual ESPY Awards. He also got his own trading card and recently attended a Nebraska football game where he got to sit and chat with Miss Nebraska.
This is also a message from the Team Jack Facebook page from earlier this week: “After a morning MRI and a day’s worth of medical appointments, we learned that Jack’s tumor is stable (in remission) and that his chemotherapy port can be removed. While residual tumor remains, it is inactive as he has been off treatment for three months and it has not grown. While it is likely that Jack will need more treatment in the future, doctors overall feel good about Jack’s case and have told us that it is possible, that he is done with treatment altogether. About 1/3 of all cases don’t relapse and you are done. We are praying that Jack is in that 1/3. Regardless, we are so thankful to God for this day. Thank you for all of your love, prayers and support. It truly means the world. We continue to be buoyed by everyone’s support.”
Learn more about Team Jack at www.teamjackfoundation.org/