Both Tom Brady and Peyton Manning showed support of Carr family
The Chad Tough movement united B1G rivals two months ago. On Sunday, they united two more rivals.
While Peyton Manning and Tom Brady battled for the right to go to the Super Bowl, they were together in their support of the Chad Tough movement.
Tammi and Jason Carr’s 5-year-old son, Chad, died of a brain tumor last November. Both AFC Championship quarterbacks reached out to the Carr’s and offered their condolences.
Brady, who was teammates with Jason at Michigan in the late 1990s, met with the family following a game in Miami in December. On Sunday, Tammi shared the picture they took with him when they were on vacation.
Tom Brady is the Michigan man who took the time to say hello and meet our kids when we were down in Florida. He’s the same great Tom we knew in college. Thoughtful and kind even though he’s now a megastar. Sad for him but happy for Peyton. It’s bigger than a game and we are grateful that they are both #ChadTough!! Second round starts tomorrow so don’t forget to continue to vote. Thanks so much for getting us into round 2 with the lead!! Www.espn.com/Infiniti #nfl @patriots #tombrady #goblue #dipg
As it turned out, Manning also reached out to the Carr family after he saw the ESPN feature on Chad following his death. Manning sent them a hand-written letter and quoted scripture in offering his condolences to the family.
So today is the tale of two great ChadTough men … both winners in our books. Peyton Manning took the time to write us a personal note after Chad passed away. Sad for Tom but happy for Peyton. It’s bigger than a game and we are grateful that they are both #ChadTough!! Second round starts tomorrow so don’t forget to continue To vote. Thanks so much for getting us into round 2 with the lead! Www.espn.com/Infiniti #nfl #broncos #sb50 #peytonmanning @broncos A photo posted by ChadTough Foundation (@chadtoughfoundation) on
The letter had such an impact that Tammi said in her Instagram post that she was rooting for both quarterbacks during Sunday’s showdown.
The organization is continuing to raise money to end the fight against pediatric brain cancer. To donate or reach out to the Carr family, go to ChadTough.org.