Hannah Huston Joins the Fight Against Child Brain Cancer

Hannah Huston Joins the Fight Against Child Brain Cancer

Monday, April 3, 2017

On February 25, 2017, Hannah Huston glistened in the spotlight as she performed in front of a room full of guests from across the state as well families affected by pediatric brain cancer for the 4th Annual Team Jack Gala presented by Fat Brain Toys.

Hannah Huston was a preschool teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska when she auditioned for season ten of The Voice. A native of Grand Island, she ultimately finished second runner up. She was also voted to perform her newest single, live on season eleven of The Voice.

Hannah performed two cover songs, “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen and “Up To The Mountain” by Patty Griffin. As she sang the haunting lyrics of Hallelujah, a slideshow of children who are fighting their battle with pediatric brain cancer as well as children who have passed, scrolled in the background. As the song came to a close, the room was so moved by the performance, she was honored with a standing ovation.

“I am extremely proud to be a part of Team Jack. I’ve had the wonderful fortune to have met some of these amazing families this year. It was humbling to sing at the Gala in honor of their bravery and courage through their tremendous struggles. The realities of their lives struck me as I sang. I’ve been impacted by their stories and I won’t stop believing in Team Jack” says Hannah Huston.

This was not the first time that Hannah has meet the Team Jack families. In October, she joined us for the annual Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Game Tailgate. Each year, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Uplifting Athletes Chapter and Life Skills Department dedicates a game to raising awareness for child brain cancer. The Team Jack Foundation holds a private tailgate party at Chez Hay in downtown Lincoln for these families. It was here where Hannah Huston joined for food and fun. She talked with families as they shared their journey with pediatric brain cancer as well as took pictures.

We are honored and excited to have Hannah on our team as we continue to raise funds for pediatric brain cancer research. 

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