NEW YORK – Chad char, whose Facebook page inspired prayers from around the world, get amazing news from the doctors this week, PakistanTribe reported.
The virulent brain tumor, one that was expected to kill him within a year, has shrunk by 90 percent.
Since September, the 4-year-old grandson of renowned Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr has received 30 rounds of radiation treatment and finished a month-long clinical trial with an inhibitor drug.
His parents, Jason and Tammi Carr of Ann Arbor, postponed getting the results of his post-radiation brain scan until after Thanksgiving. But on Dec. 1, they got good news.
“When we walked in the room, the doctors were smiling ear to ear,” said Tammi Carr, 39. “This is as good as it gets.”
“We have been asking the world to pray for him,” she told today. “God has been in this from the beginning. We knew it.”
The cancer, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma or DIPG, is one of the deadliest, and little progress has been made in survival rates.
“He’s not out of the woods yet,” said his mother. “But for DIPG, it’s amazing. We can see some light and we need people to keep praying.”
The Carrs turned to social media for help when Chad was first diagnosed, four days before his birthday in September. They created the Twitter hashtag ChadTough and the Facebook page “Pray for Chad, and asked as many people as possible to pray for her “precocious, beautiful, smart” boy.
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