You probably recall the video of a young Nebraska boy, fighting a battle with brain cancer, scoring a touchdown in the Cornhuskers spring game earlier this year. It was all over the internet, and it likely generated a grin when you viewed.
The boy’s name is Jack Hoffman, and the video has been viewed over 8 million times on Youtube. The video of that exhilarating moment is below.
During a time of government shutdowns, world unrest, and endless shootings, here is some actual good news.
Jack Hoffman learned earlier this week that his brain cancer is in remission.
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.”
— Team Jack (@TeamJackHoffman) October 3, 2013
To learn more about Jack Hoffman and the fight against pediatric brain cancer check out Team Jack Foundation.