Sunday, April 7, 2013
Jack Hoffman, 7 Year Old Brain Cancer Victim Scores a Touchdown, Everybody Wins!
This writing about brain tumors is often depressing. For reasons I still can't fathom good people, wonderful people, unsuspecting people of all ages get whacked with brutally oppressive diseases that drag them to unhappy endings.
And then I read about Jack Hoffman and the Nebraska football team. Jack is a 7 year old cancer victim on a two-week hiatus from a “60-week chemotherapy regimen.” A 6 week chemo regimen would depress me, I can’t imagine what 60 weeks of chemo would be like.
But during the Nebraska football team’s spring scrimmage, the coach drew up a play just for Jack that allowed him to score in front of nearly 70 thousand cheering fans (If you are not from the U.S. or even the Midwestern section of the U.S., yes, you read that right. Seventy thousand people attended a “practice” game in the off season).
And if this video doesn’t bring a tear to your eye or quicken your pulse, call the funeral home, because you’re dead.
Here’s a link to the ESPN article: http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/9142300/jack-hoffman-7-scores-nebraska-cornhuskers-spring-game