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Warren County boy, 4, with DIPG becomes honorary firefighter

BELVIDERE, NJ (Warren County) – A 4-year-old Warren County boy has become an honorary firefighter as he bravely battles cancer.

Good Will Fire Company #1 on Sunday welcomed their newest member, August Vinti of Belvidere as an honorary firefighter of their company.

August’s dream has always been to be a firefighter and they helped make his dream become a reality.

There were 20 agencies from Warren and Hunterdon Counties that brought more than 75 pieces of apparatus to help honor Augustine.

He is currently receiving treatments for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) which is a type of tumor that starts in the brain stem, the part of the brain just above the back of the neck and connected to the spine. The brain stem controls breathing, heart rate and the nerves and muscles that help us see, hear, walk, talk and eat. These tumors are called gliomas because they grow from glial cells, a type of supportive cell in the brain.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help his family with the medical bills and if you would like to donate, click here.

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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