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.