Andy Hoffman dies from brain cancer

Last week, Andy's wife said he had contracted Covid-19, which delayed some of his chemotherapy treatements.
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Andy Hoffman, co-founder of Team Jack, passed away this morning after battling brain cancer. He was diagnosed in July of 2020.

His son Jack, who also battled brain cancer, made national news, running for a touchdown in the Huskers’ Spring Game in 2013. The family made it a priority to raise money and awareness for pediatric brain cancer.

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Last week, Andy’s wife Briana said he had contracted Covid-19, which delayed some of his chemotherapy treatments.

Andy’s MRIs were showing positive progress as he continued chemotherapy, but COVID put that all on pause.

“He was scheduled for follow-up MRIs at the beginning of February but he developed a slight cough at the end of Jan. and his oncologist requested a Covid test. This unfortunately was positive and put our world in a tailspin,” posted Briana.

The announcement was made on the Team Jack Facebook page.

“We are deeply saddened to share that our co-founder, Andy Hoffman, passed away this morning after battling glioblastoma for seven months. Andy was our fearless leader who loved his family with all his heart. His tenacity for fighting childhood brain cancer is how he met every challenge including his own fight with brain cancer. Andy Hoffman, we love you and will miss you, and we promise to honor your legacy by fighting harder than ever for kids with brain cancer. Please keep Andy’s family in your prayers during this incredibly difficult time.”

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