BTN.com staff, November 23, 2015
Chad Carr, the 5-year-old son of former Michigan quarterback Jason Carr and the grandson of legendary Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr, has died.
Chad, who was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Giloma (DIPG) brain cancer last September and entered hospice care last week, passed away Monday afternoon, according to the Pray for Chad Carr Facebook page.
"At 1:21pm today, exactly 15 months since his DIPG diagnosis, Chad gained his angel wings," the page reads. "He left the earth peacefully and is now running and jumping in heaven. It is well with his soul."
Chad's cancer battle caught the attention of many last year (this was a great moment at Spartan Stadium), and the nation has taken notice in recent weeks. In a wonderful gesture, Michigan's biggest rivals, Michigan State and Ohio State, both wore "#ChadTough" helmet decals for last Saturday's game at Ohio Stadium.
With Michigan playing Ohio State at noon ET Saturday in Ann Arbor, expect some kind of tribute at Michigan Stadium. As for service details, as mentioned in Facebook post above, the family will announce those when they are final.
"We thank everyone for the support and ask for continued prayers for our family."
John Beilein opens his @umichbball press conference by talking about Chad Carr's death. #ChadTough https://t.co/K4TjHbj4WB— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 23, 2015