Chad Carr family robbed, asking for help to recover memories

ANN ARBOR, MICH. - Chad Carr's family has endured unimaginable tragedy, losing him as a 5-year-old in 2015 to an inoperable brain tumor.

Now they're trying to recover their memories of him.

While away on vacation last week, Carr's family was robbed and the thumb drives were taken with the family photos and memories.

In a Facebook post earlier today, Tammi Carr pleaded for their return, even offering a $500 reward with "no questions asked."

"When it rains it pours! We came home from Florida relaxed and rested....well that lasted about 5 minutes. Our home was broken into while we were out of town and Jason's car was also stolen. Most importantly, they Took a fire proof safe that contained our external hard drives with all of our pictures and videos. Yes those are of course very prized possessions, as they contain so many memories of Chad. I don't care about the car or anything besides Those hard drives!!! Pittsfield township police are doing everything they can to help. If anyone knows anything or finds anything, please call the Pittsfield tip line at 734-822-4958. We are offering a $500 reward for the return of those hard drives!!! No questions asked, we just want those memories back!!! Please if you know anything, or you find anything, please do the right thing. Those pictures and videos are all we have left of our son. Please!!!!"

Chad Carr's fight became a national story from the time he was diagnosed with DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) in the fall of 2014 until he died the following November. The grandson of Michigan football legends Lloyd Carr and Tom Curtis, Carr's battle against the tumor was a cause supported by local U-M athletic teams then joined by the Michigan State and Ohio State football teams as well.

The family created the ChadTough Foundation to raise money to fight pediatric brain cancer. Tammi testified before a House committee last week in response to President Donald Trump's proposed National Institutes of Health budget cuts.

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