MIDDLETOWN, NJ: The Waltz family on June 23, heard those four unimaginable words: Your. Child. Has. Cancer.

John Waltz is Middletown’s 2nd Assistant Fire Chief, and is also a Fair Haven Police Officer.  His son Brady was recently diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. For the next 10 months, 7-year-old Brady will undergo an intense chemo treatment at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Once this initial vigorous course of chemo is complete, he’ll have another year and a half or so of “maintenance” chemo treatment.  The treatment time will be difficult for the entire family. Naturally the Waltz family will want to be by Brady's side as much as possible and at the same time, take care of the family as a whole. The impact of pediatric cancer is emotional, physical and financial.  Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer, a non-profit organization founded to raise funds for pediatric cancer research and to support families of pediatric cancer patients, has launched a fund to support the Waltz family. You can click HERE to make a donation. 

Brady Waltz like many other kids his age, enjoys baseball, soccer, football (especially the Patriots), X-Box, Nintendo Switch, Fortnite and of course he loves playing with his big brother Carter.  Brady’s mom Amy Finn Waltz is a Dental Hygienist and as mentioned, his dad John Waltz, is a frontline worker; a Corporal for the Fair Haven Police Department and he’s the 2nd Assistant Fire Chief of the Middletown Township Fire Department (and a member of Community Fire Co. Station #4).  

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Founder of Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer, Andrea Gorsenger comments, "What makes the Waltz story even more personal for our Infinite Love family is that John Waltz has been a part of our team since the summer of 2016 when he first volunteered to play a role in our music video for “Fighter." After the passing of Mia McCaffrey in March of 2017 (Mia was the star in our video, the little girl in the blue dress), John and Clarke M Ryan (also a member of the MTFD) had the idea of holding a Shave event to honor Mia’s life. In June of 2017 we held our very first Shave a Hero/Save a Hero event (held at John’s Fire Station), to raise money for pediatic cancer research and support for local families. The event continued annually for the next two years. In total the event raised a little over $80,000 for pediatric cancer.  As you can imagine the next 2+ years are going to be intense and unpredictable for this incredible family, and they’re going to need our help.  Any donation is appreciated!" CLICK HERE TO DONATE. 

If you'd like to send gift-cards or a check for the Waltz family please send them to: ILFKFC c/o: Brady Strong, P.O. Box 4064, Middletown, NJ 07748. Gift Cards can be to: Any gas stations, Foodtown, Amazon, Visa, Grub-Hub or UberEats. #BradyStrong #BradysBravery