Jack Hoffman, the seven-year old from Atkinson, NE., who won the hearts of many from our state and around the country with his 69-yard touchdown run in the Nebraska football Spring Game, has met with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House. Interest continues to grow in Team Jack and the fight against pediatric brain cancer.
Last week, Sen. Deb Fischer gained unanimous U.S. Senate support for a resolution designating Sept. 26, 2013, Jack’s birthday, as National Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day.
The United States Senate adopted a bipartisan resolution that she offered along with Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) designating the day as “National Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day.” Fischer released the following statement:
“Long before Jack Hoffman appeared on the television screens of millions of Americans with his famous dash across the gridiron, I was proud to call him my friend – and my hero. Jack and his parents, Andy and Brianna, have worked tirelessly to raise awareness of pediatric brain cancer and the limited, out-of-date treatment options currently available. This bipartisan resolution, which was unanimously adopted by the Senate, is an important step to help encourage the accurate and early diagnosis of the disease and to find an ultimate cure,” said Senator Fischer.
A video of his touchdown has close to eight million views on YouTube.