Andy Hoffman has spent nearly a decade raising money for pediatric brain cancer after his son was diagnosed. Now he is fighting his own battle.
Hoffman shared the news on social media Tuesday.
“After spending the last 9 years helping my son with his fight with brain cancer, and many others, I have now learned first hand what these people have gone through. On Sunday, July 19th, I had a seizure while running on the cowboy trail in Atkinson. A subsequent MRI revealed a massive brain tumor.
“We are currently at Mayo Clinic developing a plan of attack. Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers.”
The official Huskers Twitter account tweeted support, saying “Husker Nation is behind you 100% of the way, Andy.”
Few people epitomize what it means to be a Husker more than @andrewjhoffman.
Now it's our turn to support him.
Husker Nation is behind you 100% of the way, Andy. pic.twitter.com/KlePChRxlc
— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) July 21, 2020
The Hoffmans became household names in the state of Nebraska when then 7-year-old Jack ran for a 69-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of the 2013 Red-White Spring Game. That run also put the budding Team Jack Foundation into the national spotlight, appearing on national outlets with the run itself receiving a Best Moment ESPY Award for 2013.
Team Jack has raised $7.5-million for cancer research, according to the organization’s website.
Feature Image Andy Hoffman and family. (Facebook)