When a Carr follower on Twitter asked for his prayers for a young cousin who has stage-4 cancer, there was Carr sending much needed prayers.
“Please let Frankie know that my wife and I are praying for her and that we love her very much! God bless you and your family!” Carr tweeted.
On Monday, Danville native Giovanni Militano tweeted to Carr for prayers for his 3-year-old cousin, Frankie Militano, who lives with her parents in Auburn.
“Hi Derek, this is my 3 year-old cousin Frankie. She has stage 4 cancer. She would love anything you can do to brighten her spirit,” he tweeted.
Carr responded Tuesday night and urged his followers to pray for the young girl.
The young girl was diagnosed with “neuroblastoma when she was 2 years old. By the time they found the cancer it was already close to stage 4.”
According to the Mayo Clinic, neuroblastoma is a cancer that develops from immature nerve cells found in several areas of the body.
Many Carr followers, including his wife, Heather, and family, sent out well wishes and prayers.
“I’m a huge Raiders fan and Carr is my favorite player,” Militano said. “And I knew that Frankie and her father Mitchell were big Raiders fans, too. They wear their Carr jerseys all the time. I figured reaching out to a great man like Carr would work. I know he’s a man with strong faith and I just wanted to have Frankie feel a little bit better.”