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Mon Apr 29, 2013, 06:30 PM

Look at who met President Obama (video corrected)

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http://www.omaha.com/article/20130429/NEWS/130429635/1685#husker-spring-game-star-jack-hoffman-meets-with-president-obama

Husker spring game star Jack Hoffman meets with President Obama


OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE PHOTO BY PETE SOUZA
President Barack Obama greets Jack Hoffman of Atkinson, Neb., in the Oval Office on April 29, 2013.


Jack Hoffman's big month just got bigger.

The 7-year-old cancer patient who became an Internet sensation for his touchdown run in Nebraska's spring football game has yet another fan President Barack Obama.

Jack, his family and former Husker running back Rex Burkhead visited Obama for 15 minutes in the Oval Office on Monday. Obama presented Jack with a new football and told him he was proud of him.

"I thought it was awesome," Jack said.

FULL story at link.


Related news at link.

Shatel: Cameras catch little of Jack's long journey
World-Herald editorial: Little Husker and big hearts
Man, woman and child ... what a run!



#1 ESPN this month: http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_784508&feature=iv&src_vid=CH-g0mEUJq8&v=_Jmisv1Spck













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Reply Look at who met President Obama (video corrected) (Original post)
Omaha Steve Apr 2013 OP
alsame Apr 2013 #1
freshwest Apr 2013 #2
Cha Apr 2013 #3
malaise Apr 2013 #4
DreamGypsy Apr 2013 #5
nineteen50 Apr 2013 #6
KoKo Apr 2013 #7
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 06:39 PM

1. That video is beautiful. Those guys

did an amazing thing for Jack.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 06:42 PM

2. Thanks, OS. A vision of overcoming the odds.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 07:10 PM

3. thanks Steve! And, there it is..

"It was just such a great opportunity for us to visit him and raise national awareness for pediatric brain cancer," Andy Hoffman said. "He talked about his commitment to research and science."

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 07:13 PM

4. How lovely

Thanks Steve - Rec

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 07:18 PM

5. Cool story. He's even got a football trading card.

Upper Deck also created a trading card to immortalize Jack's spring game run.



There really are a lot good, caring people in the world.

Thanks for the post, OS.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 07:42 PM

6. I would rather he

show compasion by changing his stance on chained cpi.

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Response to nineteen50 (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 08:32 PM

7. It's very cute and compassionite the "Released Photo/Video Op" BUT..

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agree the Old need to be around for the YOUNG...so I'd like him to focus on BALANCE of his COMPASSION... Spread it around a little. That would be the thing to do to BRING folks together.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 08:36 PM

8. BTW...I hear the Democratic Progressive Caucus had to Write Letter to get Meeting

with PBO. You think if they brought their Children and Grandchildren with them it would get this kind of Media Play from the WH PR Team?

Or, is it that the "Progressive Caucus" had Children and Grandchildren who are "privileged" and therefore it would merit much media coverage from those in the MSM who already have their kids in nice Beltway Private Schools and who themselves might have had some "help" growing up for their college from "said Elders," and it wouldn't look too good like this your eyes out Photo/Video achieves?

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