Family Chooses Hospice Care for Chad Carr

 11/12/2015 - 01:41

Chad Carr, a 5-year-old Saline boy with an inoperable cancerous brain tumor, will begin receiving hospice care. He is the son of Jason and Tammi Carr.

On Facebook Wednesday morning, Tammi Carr announced that she and her husband had made the decision to begin end-of-life care. She wrote that her son’s health has been deteriorating.

“We've had another almost six months to enjoy our family. But now we believe it's time to stop fighting and to let him relax and be at peace,” Carr wrote. “We are still praying for a miracle because we know the power of God and it is infinite. But we are also praying that if it is God's will to take him home, that he not suffer. This is so very hard, but it is also hard watching your baby with such extreme limitations...we want him to be whole and well.”

Chad Carr, the grandson of former University of Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Giloma on Sept. 23, 2014. Since then Saline community and University of Michigan family has rallied around the family as Tammi Carr asked people to pray for her son.

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The Carr family has launched the ChadTough foundation to fund research and raise awareness about pediatric brain tumors.

Tran Longmoore
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