Chad Carr will be on ESPN's 'GameDay'

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News
Chad Carr with Tammi and Jason

Chad Carr, the 5-year old who is battling an inoperable brain tumor and is the grandson of former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr and Michigan All-American Tom Curtis, will be featured during ESPN "College GameDay" on Saturday during the Michigan-Ohio State game.

Chad, who was diagnosed just before his fourth birthday with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), is the son of Tammi and Jason Carr, a former quarterback at Michigan.

Tammi Carr posted Sunday on Facebook that ESPN visited with the family last week for a feature on Chad and DIPG awareness. On Nov. 11, she revealed via social media that Chad is in hospice care. Last weekend the family celebrated Christmas with him.

"We are grateful that they are telling Chad's story and thus the story of so many other children who are fighting this terrible monster," Tammi wrote of ESPN.

She also thanked Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh and his wife, Sarah, for flying in Dr. Issam Nemeh from Cleveland to visit with Chad on Saturday.

"He is a traditional physician who is also considered a Christian healer," she wrote. "People come from all over the country and sit for hours just to have him touch them at their healing services. Jim and Sarah made sure he came here when Chad wasn't able to travel to see him."

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Tammi Carr said they have supplemented Chad's medical treatment with alternative treatments to make sure they have tried all avenues to help him.

During the Michigan State-Ohio State game last Saturday, players from both schools paid tribute to Chad Carr by wearing specially-designed decals on their helmets. The decals featured the words "ChadToughFDN" for the ChadTough.org foundation Tammi and Jason have created to raise money for research, and also the widely-known "#ChadTough" hashtag.

Michigan players wrote #ChadTough on their helmets at Indiana just more than a week ago and dedicated the game to him. Many of the players had the hashtag on their helmets Saturday at Penn State.

"We still pray for (Chad's) miracle but at the same time our prayer is now bigger than that and I ask that your prayers will also be," Tammi wrote on Sunday. "We pray that Chad is healed of course but if that is not the plan, we pray that Chad does not suffer. We pray that he goes home to the (Lord) peacefully and painlessly."

Go here to visit the "Pray For Chad Carr" Facebook page.