MANAHAWKIN – The entire community has been mourning the loss of 5-year-old Brody Peak who recently lost his battle with cancer.
Brody was diagnosed with AML leukemia at 2 years old and received a series of treatments to fight the disease.
“Our sweet, precious boy, is now free of pain. He fought so, so hard, for the past 907 days, and never once gave up, or even complained,” the Peak family wrote on Facebook.
The Peak family has received endless support from the Stafford Township community. Mayor Greg Myhre expressed how Brody was loved by so many within the community and more.
During this year’s Santa Run, Officer Marisa Lawrence decorated her squad car in honor of Brody, with orange string lights on the back window spelling out his name. The Stafford Township Police Department and the Stafford Township Volunteer Fire Company #1 then made a stop at the Peak’s home to show the decorated squad car.
Many individuals throughout the community stated their condolences on social media to the Peak family. One person wrote, “My heart breaks for your family. He was such an amazing warrior and always had a smile on his face. Thoughts and prayers with you all.”
If you would like to support the Peak family during this difficult time, a GoFundMe page has been set up and another fundraiser is selling “Brody’s Crew” face masks. More information can be found on Brody’s Crew Facebook page.