Take A Chance

“Make every failure an opportunity for success; then you will have that opportunity to achieve great things.”

-TJ Carrie

Mission Statement

The TJ Carrie Foundation was established in 2016 and has been established as a donor advised fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and has a 501c3 designation.  With signature programs such as, “Take A Chance: Dream Big” and “Take A Chance: Take Heart”, the foundation provides a platform for TJ to engage and challenge local youth to understand what it takes to follow their dreams and accomplish their goals. The mission of the TJ Carrie Foundation is to help our youth discover their greatness through health, education, and community programs and events.

Browns’ T.J. Carrie: The scar that opened his heart and made the man and player

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Browns cornerback T.J. Carrie points to the 9-inch long scar running down the middle of his chest and the tiny horizontal one just below it. “There was a time when I was...

Browns’ TJ Carrie Visits Children in Cardiac Unit, Talks About Heart Condition

CLEVELAND-- Ten years ago, TJ Carrie spent weeks in a cardiac unit with an extremely rare heart condition and thought he would never play football again. As a teen, he made a full recovery from...

Anything Can Be Possible: TJ Carrie Aims to Inspire Others Who Have Dealt with Heart Defects

Covering the likes of Julio Jones and DeAndre Hopkins certainly isn’t the easy part. But for Browns cornerback TJ Carrie, it’s the fun part. What Carrie considers the most important part comes this...

TJ Carrie Overcame Heart Surgery to Earn NFL Starting Status

Never accuse Browns cornerback T.J. Carrie of not having his heart in the game. Carrie’s heart problems nearly derailed his football career, but the Ohio University product has kept fighting to keep...

Browns Carrie Makes Scars Cool

Who: T.J. Carrie | CB, Cleveland Browns | 28 years old What: The T.J. Carrie Foundation, dedicated to helping children achieve greatness. Why: After having open heart surgery at the age of 15 and...

TJ Carrie is Still Living His Dream

From being the 8 year old water boy for his brother’s high school football team to signing as a free agent with the Cleveland Browns this spring, cornerback T.J. Carrie continues to live his dream...

A Valentine’s Day Visit Filled with Heart

For Oakland Raiders cornerback TJ Carrie, Valentine’s Day has a special meaning – it is the anniversary of his open-heart surgery to repair what doctors describe as a one-in-a-million heart defect....

Around Town: Spreading the Love

In this week's Around Town column, the Palo Alto City Council delays its discussion to draw up a new vision for the Ventura neighborhood, a NFL player who made a Valentine's Day visit to young heart...