Posted By: KLKN Newsroom
There's no doubt you've heard about Team Jack. On Thursday, he and other kids with brain cancer got a huge show of national support.
Senate resolution 116, September 26th has been proclaimed National Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day by the U.S. Senate.
The resolution, highlights the story of 7–year–old Jack Hoffman, the Atkinson, Nebraska boy, who is fighting brain cancer. He recently ran 69 yards to score a touchdown during the spring game. The video of Jack's touchdown went viral across the country and was named ESPN's top 10 play that week. Jack and his family are also responsible for Team Jack, an organization bringing awareness to pediatric brain cancer.
Senator Deb Fischer helped put together the resolution. Thursday on the senate floor, she got emotional, as she pushed for more research and treatment.
"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and his parents, Andy and Brianna, have worked tirelessly to raise awareness of pediatric brain cancer and the limited, out-of-date treatment options currently available.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," Senator Fischer said.
September 26th is Jack's birthday, and it's now designated as National Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day".
Here's the link to Senator Deb Fischer's remarks on the senate floor Thursday: