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Nebraska spring star’s cancer in remission

Jack Hoffman AP

Looking for a little pick-me-up? Weary of partisan politics attempting to run this country straight into the ground, or partisan Big 12 officiating crews attempting to keep Texas from doing the same?

Here’s your elixir.

In April of this year, the unheralded and not-ranked-by-Rivals Jack Hoffman burst on to the college football scene by scoring on a 69-yard touchdown run in Nebraska’s spring game.  Hoffman, No. 22 on the field, was not your usual recruit; he was a seven-year old little boy battling brain cancer who the Cornhuskers had adopted.

Nearly six months later? The father of the brave now-eight-year-old boy told the Lincoln Journal Star that his son’s cancer is in remission.  The battle against this insidious disease, though, continues.

Jack’s tumor has not grown in the three months since his last chemotherapy treatment, but only about a third of pediatric brain cancer patients in remission won’t relapse.

Now, his family prays Jack is among the fortunate one-third. And they praised the hundreds and thousands of Jack’s fans who have said prayers for him.

God bless Jack.  God bless the ESPY-winning little boy at the heart of the Team Jack movement.  God bless him, and keep him.


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11 Responses to “Nebraska spring star’s cancer in remission”
  1. be4bama says: Oct 4, 2013 9:34 AM

    Best news I’ve heard in a long long time. GO JACK!!

  2. classyjacklambert says: Oct 4, 2013 9:49 AM

    Good! Ef cancer!

  3. raiderufan says: Oct 4, 2013 9:50 AM

    Man that pulls at the heart strings….just fantastic news!

  4. 11inthebox says: Oct 4, 2013 10:35 AM

    Great story. Well-written, too.

  5. padraighansen says: Oct 4, 2013 10:47 AM

    John, thanks for posting. Awesome news. So happy to read great news in the morning for change.

    Way to go, Jack! Keep up the fight!

  6. mogogo1 says: Oct 4, 2013 11:48 AM

    That really makes my day. So glad to hear that!

  7. flaccounibrow says: Oct 4, 2013 1:35 PM

    Great news!!! Let’s hope he could score a 69 yard TD as a true college player!

  8. 8to80texansblog says: Oct 4, 2013 1:43 PM

    Awesome!!! Just Awesome!!!

  9. shadowcell says: Oct 4, 2013 1:44 PM


  10. commentmcface says: Oct 4, 2013 1:56 PM

    Keep at it Jack!! #TeamJack

  11. cfballfan1 says: Oct 4, 2013 3:55 PM

    Best news i’ve heard in awhile.

    Godspeed Jack Hoffman!

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