U.S. Senate honors Husker spring game star (7 year old Make A Wish) Jack Hoffman
Source: Omaha World Herald
By Joseph Morton
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Thursday honored Jack Hoffman, the young Nebraska cancer patient whose appearance in the Huskers' spring game turned into a heartwarming Internet sensation.
Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., offered a resolution adopted by unanimous consent that notes pediatric brain cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among children, affecting thousands each year.
The resolution also singles out Jack's emotional gridiron run:
“Whereas on April 6, 2013, 7-year-old pediatric brain cancer patient Jack Hoffman joined the lineup of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers football team for its spring football game, wearing football pads and a number 22 jersey, and ran 69 yards to score a touchdown in front of more than 60,000 fans at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska, touching the hearts of millions of Americans and raising awareness of pediatric brain cancer.”