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A boy named Jack Hoffman underwent chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer in 2011.  In 2013, he drew national attention when he ran for a player-assisted, 69-yard touchdown in the Huskers' spring game.  This also drew attention to a foundation in his name that is working to stomp out pediatric brain cancer.

Kylie Dockter, Executive Director of the Team Jack Foundation, joins Mike Hogan for a special edition of "Live & Local" to discuss the mission of Team Jack and outline their first ever Omaha fundraising event.

Team Jack's 'An Evening with Napa Valley' wine event is Thursday, October 10, 2019 and will feature wines from Stag's Leap Wine Cellars in Napa Valley, California along with heavy hors d'oeuvres.  Attendees can enjoy a wonderful evening at Happy Hollow Country Club tasting highly sought after wines and learning about Team Jack's Pediatric Brain Tumor Program at UNMC & Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha and its importance. 

More information can be found at http://www.teamjackfoundation.org/napavalley

To see where Jack is today https://www.kios.org/post/6-years-after-nebraska-td-boy-cancer-takes-field

(Altoona, IA)  --  Carson King's viral fundraiser is over, but he's using his newfound fame to urge people to continue donating to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.  Almost three-million-dollars was raised in the last two weeks and it started when King went to ESPN's College GameDay broadcast in Ames and held up a sign asking for beer money to be sent to his Venmo account.  The fundraising effort ended late Monday night, but King tweeted yesterday that people can still donate.  They can visit Give To Iowa dot org.

(Omaha, NE)  --  Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha is responding to a lawsuit filed by two doctors.  The lawsuit was filed earlier this month against the hospital, its CEO and a physician after the death of a patient.  In the lawsuit, the doctors expressed concerns about Dr. Adam Conley's performance and accused hospital CEO Dr. Richard Azizkhan and Conley of disparaging their reputations.  The hospital filed a response to the lawsuit, calling the doctors' claims baseless.

(Omaha, NE)  --  There has apparently been a large number of resignations issued at Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha.  WOWT-TV reports a total of nine neurosurgeons and one plastic surgeon have resigned.  This comes after a letter was sent last month from the Nebraska Medical Association to the hospital board expressing concern about patient care and other issues.  The hospital's president and CEO released a statement saying from time to time, physicians make decisions based on individual circumstances, and an apology was offered for any inconvenience.