5-year-old Michigan fan Chad Carr has been the focus on many tributes in recent weeks, and there will be another high-profile feature on Saturday. ESPN’s College GameDay will be taking a look at Carr, who is the grandson of former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr, for Saturday’s show, as he continues to battle inoperable brain cancer.
Carr’s mother, Tammi, posted this message on the “Pray for Chad Carr” Facebook Page this week:
“So an update. Chad is hanging in there but unfortunately his breathing isn’t good and he is sleeping a lot. We actually feel better when he is sleeping because he gets so frustrated trying to talk to us. It is really difficult.
“ESPN game day was here this week and they will be featuring chad and dipg on college game day this coming weekend before the michigan Ohio state game. We are grateful that they are telling chad’s story and thus the story of so many other children who are fighting this terrible monster.”
Last week’s game between Michigan State and Ohio State featured both teams wearing helmet decals dedicated to Carr, just one week after the Wolverines used a similar tribute. Michigan SID Chad Shepard provided a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what will take place for Saturday’s show.
Everyone in the Michigan community, including and especially Jim Harbaugh (who flew in a “healer” to aid Carr this week), is in this young man’s corner as he continues to valiantly fight.