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Chad Carr, 5, Loses Cancer Battle: Former Michigan Football Coach’s Grandson Sadly Dies

Tue, November 24, 2015 9:17am EDT by Add first Comment
Chad Carr Dies
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Hearts are breaking all over after hearing the news that Chad Carr has died. The precious little boy fought a brave fight against brain cancer since 2014. The 5-year-old son of former Michigan quarterback, Jason Carr, passed away in the comfort of his own home on Nov 23.

Chad Carr, 5, the son of former Michigan quarterback Jason Carr and the grandson of legendary Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr, died on Nov. 23. The precious little boy was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Giloma (DIPG), an inoperable brain tumor, in 2014. he entered hospice care earlier this month.

Chad’s mom, Tammi Carr, announced the heartbreaking news that her baby boy has left the earth, on their family’s Facebook page. She posted a photo of Jason holding sweet Chad with the statement: “At 1:21pm today, exactly 15 months since his DIPG diagnosis, Chad gained his angel wings. He left the earth peacefully and is now running and jumping in heaven. It is well with his soul. We will follow up with service details once we have everything arranged. We thank everyone for the support and ask for continued prayers for our family.”

Before he passed away, #ChadTough became an international slogan, with people all over the world aware of his fight. On Nov. 21, players on both the Ohio State and Michigan State college football teams, wore decals on their helmets to show their support for Chad, who had just entered hospice care. The decals featured the image of a little boy flexing his muscles and “ChadToughFDN” for the foundation Tammi and Jason have created to raise money for research.


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Our thoughts are with the Carr family during this difficult time. You can help by going here to donate.