Chad’s mother Tammi announced his death on Twitter with the message “#chadtough gained his angel wings today.”
The Chad Tough Foundation was created in honor of Chad with the mission to fund research and raise awareness for Pediatric Brain Tumors with an emphasis on Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).
Last season, the bands of both Michigan State and Michigan spelled out ‘#CHADTOUGH’ on the field to pay tribute to the boy. Chad was also the honorary captain for the Wolverines’ game against Minnesota last year.
Lloyd Carr coached the Wolverines from 1995–2007.