Chad is the grandson of former University of Michigan coach Lloyd Carr.
Students at Romulus High School held a bowling event to raise funds for cancer research. They have also been selling bracelets with the boy's motto on them, #ChadTough. Chad's aunt is a teacher at the school.
Students say he's a part of their family, and they want to pitch in to help find a cure.
"His tumor has shrunk 90 percent since we first learned about this, so I mean, it's only encouraged us to continue," says student Rashaan Pope. "We need to pray for a miracle and, so far, we've got about 90 percent of a miracle."
Chad couldn't come to the fundraiser, but his family came out to thank the students. This week, Chad is headed to New York for experimental surgery.
LINK: Those interested can donate to Chad's medical bills via his GoFundMe account