Peyton Manning sent letter to Chad Carr's family

Posted at 10:25 AM, Jan 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-25 16:32:00-05

Two months after the death of 5-year-old Chad Carr, the Carr family is sharing a letter written by one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL written to the family after Chad's death.

The family shared the letter from Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning on Instagram following the Broncos win over the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.

The letter, dated Dec. 15, 2015, reads:

"Dear Carr Family,
I am very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. "Blessed are those who mourn for thy will be comforted" (Matthew 5:4) I watched the ESPN special on your son Chad. His courage and fighting spirit is inspirational. Jason, I believe we met years ago on my visit to Michigan. Please tell your dad hello and that I am thinking of him as well. May God's peace with all all of you.

Peyton Manning

Manning has been known to work with children throughout his career in the NFL. So much so that a children's hospital in Indianapolis, where he used to play, is named after him.

Chad was diagnosed with a rare, inoperable form of brain cancer in 2014. He died on Nov. 23, 2015.

His family started the Chad Tough Foundation and began using the hashtag #ChadTough. The story gained national attention and included a feature on ESPN's College Gameday after Chad's death.

The Chad Tough Foundation is set up to fund research and raise awareness for Chad's disease, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma.