Hoffman family

Brianna Hoffman (back, center) said in a social media post this week that she's thankful for the time the family has spent together since Andy Hoffman (left) was diagnosed with cancer in July.

ATKINSON - Andy Hoffman, who co-founded the Team Jack Foundation to raise funds to fight pediatric brain cancer, has died.

The Team Jack Twitter feed released the following statement: “We are deeply saddened to share that our co-founder, @andrewjhoffman, passed away this morning from glioblastoma. Andy was our fearless leader who loved his family with all his heart. Andy, we love you & we promise to honor your legacy by fighting harder than ever for kids.”

Governor Pete Ricketts said Nebraska will always remember Andy’s work helping raise awareness of pediatric brain cancer, and his own fight over the last several months.

"Susanne and I are keeping Brianna, Jack, and the entire Hoffman family in our thoughts and prayers tonight," the governor tweeted.

Last July, Hoffman was diagnosed with a massive brain tumor after he became ill during a jog. It was the same diagnosis his son Jack had faced nine years earlier.

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NORFOLK - From various happening in the Nebraska Legislature to a ribbon cutting for Courtesy Ford's new building, here are some of the stories we covered for the week ending Saturday April 10, 2021.