Andy Hoffman, father of Jack Hoffman, announces he has brain tumor

ATKINSON, NE — The co-founder of the Team Jack Foundation and father of brain cancer fighter Jack Hoffman is now battling a brain tumor.

Andy Hoffman made the announcement on Facebook on Tuesday.

“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. On Sunday, July 19th, I had a seizure while running on the cowboy trail in Atkinson. A subsequent MRI revealed a massive brain tumor.

We are currently at Mayo Clinic developing a plan of attack. Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers.”

Jack Hoffman first entered the spotlight as a 7-year-old when he ran for a touchdown during the 2013 Nebraska spring game.  Jack has battled pediatric brain cancer for much of his life. In September, Andy Hoffman told the Omaha World-Herald that Jack was going through a clinical trial and that his brain tumor had been responding to the drug.

Hoffman helped start the Team Jack Foundation in 2012. The foundation’s website says it has raised over $7.5 million for pediatric brain cancer research.