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Maverick’s Legacy and a boy’s life saved in Sussex County

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – The Chambers Family, founders of Maverick’s Legacy, was recently made aware that directly due to their efforts a boys’ life was saved in Frankford Township.

Maverick’s Legacy is a 501c3 non-profit started in memory of Maverick Chambers, the infant son of Kimberly and Darrin Chambers. Maverick passed away from a choking accident at just 4 months and 26 days old in April 2022.

Maverick’s parents dedicate their time to raising awareness of choking rescue options and providing LifeVacs, an airway clearance device, to schools and first responders.

August 5th was an emotional day at the NJ State Fair in Augusta as the Chambers family finally met the Cook Family while they were running their table at the fair.

The parents of Zachary Cook listened to Maverick’s story and purchased a LifeVac earlier this year to keep their family safer in a choking emergency. Zachary had a choking emergency in June 2023 and was rescued by his parents using their LifeVac after Heimlich protocols failed to clear his airway.

“We are so grateful that these brothers get to grow up together because of this wonderful, lifesaving invention,” the Chambers family said.

Zachary’s mother, Chelsea Cook, said, “So beyond grateful to have hugged you guys today! Can’t express how thankful we are for Maverick. Our hero forever.”

For more information about Maverick’s Legacy, visit

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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