The Power of Yes: Nebraska Takes A Stand

The Power of Yes: Nebraska Takes A Stand

Saturday, September 6, 2014

On Saturday, inside Memorial Stadium, 130 people sat together to support a cause. They represented 25 families who share a vision to increase pediatric brain cancer awareness and came to Memorial Stadium to thank Bo Pelini, the Husker football team and its Uplifting Athletes organization for creating a force that is so strong that nearly $2 million has been raised to fight the disease they battle every day.

Jack Hoffman has carried the torch for Nebraska's well-known, grassroots effort to raise awareness for pediatric brain cancer research. "But it all goes back to a 20-year-old college student-athlete who took the time to care," said Andy Hoffman, Jack's dad whose family shares the hardship of a deadly disease and the resolve to do whatever's humanly possible to change the game for other kids.

"Rex is really the root of this overall effort," Andy Hoffman said. "It all started when he agreed to let Jack into his life. I don't think any of this awareness game would be happening if Rex didn't say yes to our request to meet him. So many people want to credit Team Jack, but it all goes back to Rex, Coach Bo, the football team and Nebraska's Life Skills Department. They're the ones who brought it all together."

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