ChadTough continues to make a positive impact in the fight against DIPG.
The family of Chad Carr, the 5-year-old grandson of ex-Michigan coach Lloyd Carr who died last year after being diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, worked with state politicians to make Sept. 26 known as DIPG Day in the state of Michigan and to increase funding for research about the disease, according to Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press.
Senator Rebekah Warren and Representative Jeff Irwin introduced resolutions to honor Carr’s life and declare Sept. 26, 2016, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Day. That day would have been Carr’s sixth birthday. Warren also introduced a resolution asking the federal and state governments to increase funding for research.
DIPG is an aggressive brain tumor that is difficult to treat because it forms at the base of the brain. Carr’s family set up the ChadTough Foundation after he was diagnosed with the disease, and it has become a well-known charitable foundation in the college football community.