Originally from Connecticut, Michael joined the U.S. Navy after high school and served aboard the aircraft Shangri-La as a Fire Control Technician. Upon receiving an honorable discharge, he then went on to graduate from the University of Connecticut. Professionally, Michael has worked in sales and marketing for many years. Additionally, he is involved with various township volunteer committees including the South Brunswick Economic Development Committee and the Board of Trustees for the South Brunswick Community Development Corporation. Most recently, Michael joined the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Michael has two adult children from his first marriage and three children with his wife Sherrie. In 2009, Michael and Sherrie welcomed son Brady. At 13 months of age, Brady was diagnosed with Non-Differentiated Acute Leukemia, and after ten difficult months, lost his battle at 23 months old. Struggling to make sense of their loss and the devastation of childhood cancer, Sherrie and Michael started the Hugs for Brady Foundation with the hope that they could help other families going through what they had, and possibly even someday help to find a cure. In 2012 Michael and Sherrie were blessed with twin boys, Logan and Gavin, and together they all honor the memory of Brady everyday through the work of the foundation.
Hugs for Brady Foundation is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization focusing on helping children and their families who are battling the horrors of childhood cancer. The foundation is located in Central New Jersey and works closely with the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Bristol Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital. Hugs for Brady is less than 3 years old and has supplied BMSCH with new TVs, renovated play rooms and several thousands of dollars worth of toys and custom built wagons. We have also funded New Jersey’s 1st pediatric hematology/oncology young investigator program. – Michael F. Wells