Jack Hoffman, the 7-year-old cancer survivor who made an inspiring touchdown run at the Nebraska spring game this year earning him more than 8 million views on Youtube, made an appearance at the College World Series on Monday and told the crowd his final chemotherapy session was scheduled for today.
That news was greeted with a roar of applause as fans watched his spring game highlight again on the big screens at a game between Mississippi State and Indiana.
Hoffman, who has been fighting brain cancer, and his family have used the fame and attention they've received from Jack's memorable spring game sprint to try to raise awareness and support for pediatric brain cancer research.
Jack signed a few autographs during his time at the CWS. He was given a baseball glove, batting gloves and a custom baseball with his face on it.
“We don't know why he's had the magnitude of blessings in his life, but we want to do something with them,” Jack's father, Andy, told the Omaha World-Herald.
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