A bill designating September 26th as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) Awareness Day in Ohio will receive its second hearing and a possible vote in the House Health and Aging Committee tomorrow at 9:30AM in room 116 of the Ohio Statehouse.

Sponsored by Representative Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville), House Bill 411 seeks to bring awareness to DIPG, a rare form of pediatric brain cancer. Over the last several months, the story of Chad Carr, the five year old grandson of former Michigan football coach has garnered national attention. On November 23rd of last year, Chad lost his battle with the disease. Following Chad’s diagnosis, his parents Jason and Tammi Carr started the Chad Tough Foundation to raise awareness for the disease. September 26th marks Chad’s birthdate.

In tomorrow’s Health and Aging Committee, Tammi Carr will be testifying in support of the bill and will be accompanied by her husband Jason, sister in law Melissa Carr, and father in law Lloyd Carr. A copy of Mrs. Carr’s testimony is attached.

Further information on the Chad Tough Foundation can be found here:


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