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4-Year-Old With Brain Cancer Chosen to Throw First Pitch Ends Up Doing This Instead


"What a memory!"

A Michigan boy with inoperable cancer was chosen to throw the first pitch at Monday's Detroit Tigers game. Instead, with a case of nerves and perhaps knowing his brother was the bigger fan, the 4-year-old gave up the ball.

Chad Carr, who the Ann Arbor News reported was diagnosed with brain cancer in the fall, gave the first pitch to his older brother C.J. The News reported that C.J. is the Carr family's biggest baseball fan.

"What a memory!!" the boy's family wrote on his Facebook page where they also noted that for the 4-year-old the highlight of the day was likely meeting one of the team's mascots "Paws."

Watch "how the first pitch went down":

This is how the first pitch went down :)

Posted by Pray for Chad Carr on Monday, June 15, 2015

Chad's mother, Tammi revealed to the Ann Arbor News ahead of the first pitch that she was unsure if her youngest son would actually throw it and said "he's going out there with his brothers, who are huge baseball fans, and they'll help him if he doesn't go through with it."

Chad's family and friends recently began the Chad Tough Foundation, which the News reported has raised more than $40,000.

According to the family's GoFundMe page, they hope, in the end, Chad will be cancer free and that they then can "donate all of the funds to the Chad Tough Fund to support pediatric brain cancer research at Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan."

Front page image via Shutterstock.

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