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Chad Carr, 5, loses his battle with brain tumor

Chad Carr (held by father Jason) and his family in Sept. 2014.
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Chad Carr (held by father Jason) and his family in Sept. 2014.

Chad Carr, son of Tammi and Jason Carr, and grandson of former U of M head football coach Lloyd Carr and former U of M safety Tom Curtis, died today at the age of 5.

Chad Carr was diagnosed with a highly aggressive form of brain cancer, known as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, last year.

The family sought multiple treatments for Chad's brain cancer and gave the public updates on his condition. Today, the family announced that Chad died this afternoon.

From the Pray for Chad Carr Facebook page:

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.

The family also sent this tweet:

You can read more about DIPG at Boston University's Dana-Farber Cancer and Blood Disorders Center here.

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