THIS IS EPISODE 366 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Tammi Carr is the co-founder of the Chad Tough Foundation. She and her husband, Jason, met in college at the University of Michigan and have been together ever since. Jason played quarterback for the Wolverines football team. Tammi’s father, Tom Curtis, played football at Michigan and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2005. Tammi’s father in-law is Lloyd Carr, the legendary Michigan football coach from 1995-2007.
In 2015, Tammi and Jason’s son, Chad, died at the age of 5 years old. He lived 14 months after being diagnosed with an inoperable, malignant brain tumor — Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. It is a cancerous tumor located within the brain stem, which overwhelmingly targets children, and there are zero long-term survivors.
After his death, the Chad Tough Foundation was formed in 2015. Tammi is on the board of directors of the foundation, and Jason is president of the part-time staff. They have raised close to $10 million dollars for DIPG research.
On this episode of the podcast, we remember Chad Carr through the words of his mother, trusting in God as they walked with Chad in his fight, starting the Chad Tough Foundation, how Chad’s death has brought others to faith in Christ, and finding purpose in the pain.
— ChadTough Foundation (@chadtough) May 2, 2019
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