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Father of Nebraska boy battling cancer diagnosed with brain tumor

Posted at 12:40 PM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 13:55:30-04

The father of a Nebraska boy battling brain cancer is now in a fight of his own.

Jack Hoffman's father Andy announced on Facebook that he is battling a massive brain tumor.

Andy wrote that he had a seizure while running on the cowboy trail in Atkinson on Sunday. A subsequent MRI revealed the diagnosis.

“After spending the last 9 years helping my son with his fight with brain cancer, and many others, I have now learned first hand what these people have gone through,” Andy wrote on Facebook.

Andy says the family is at Mayo Clinic to come up with a plan of attack.

Jack Hoffman garnered national attention in 2013 when he ran for a touchdown during the annual Nebraska spring game. The now 14-year-old later met President Barack Obama and won an ESPY Award.