Jack Hoffman steals spring show

Originally Published: April 8, 2013
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

On April 22, 2011, Andy Hoffman's healthy 5-year-old son suffered a massive seizure that lasted nearly 30 minutes. Jack Hoffman nearly died of respiratory failure.

Then doctors delivered Andy Hoffman and his wife, Brianna, a grim diagnosis: Their son had a golf-ball sized malignant tumor near the stem of his brain. On May 20, 2011, Jack underwent brain surgery, but surgeons were unable to extract much of the tumor because of its location on his brain.

Over the next several months, ...

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