Jan 2, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; A pair of Nebraska Cornhuskers helmets rest on the field prior to the start of the game against the South Carolina Gamecocks for the 2012 Capital One Bowl at the Citrus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Jack Hoffman's tumor is in remission


Jan 2, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; A pair of Nebraska Cornhuskers helmets rest on the field prior to the start of the game against the South Carolina Gamecocks for the 2012 Capital One Bowl at the Citrus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

There is some excellent news to pass along regarding Jack Hoffman, who was in the news after the Nebraska Cornhuskers allowed him to run in the final play of their spring game. Jack was dealing with a brain tumor, but he received positive news on Wednesday night after an MRI confirmed that the tumor is now in remission.

It doesn’t get any better than that.

Team Jack provided an update on the young boy’s condition via Facebook:

Today was a great day for Jack. After a morning MRI and a day’s worth of medical appointments, we learned that Jack’s tumor is stable (in remission) and that his chemotherapy port can be removed. While residual tumor remains, it is inactive as he has been off treatment for three months and it has not grown. While it is likely that Jack will need more treatment in the future, doctors overall feel good about Jack’s case and have told us that it is possible, that he is done with treatment altogether. About 1/3 of all cases don’t relapse and you are done. We are praying that Jack is in that 1/3.

Regardless, we are so thankful to God for this day. Thank you for all of your love, prayers and support. It truly means the world. We continue to be buoyed by everyone’s support.

Let’s hope that Jack continues to hear only positive news from here on out.

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