Trucker Dukes was an incredible boy with 2 extremely loving parents, and 3 amazing siblings.
On March 3, 2017, Trucker Dukes, a 3-year-old honorary New York City Fire Fighter died in his mother’s arms. "At 10:10 am on March 3, 2017, in his mamma's arms, Trucker took his last breath here and went home to be with Jesus.
We prayed that his passing (and I say passing because we have hope of seeing him again in Heaven) would be peaceful, not painful and with ohana there.
Our God answered this prayer.
We are going to honor him and live our lives as better dads, moms, siblings, husbands, wives and people of God. We love you little warrior. Run free in heaven with no pain, no tears, no suffering!! #TeamTrucker #TruckerTough #LoveBeatsCancer" - Shauna and Ua Dukes, Trucker's mother and father.
Trucker fought against Neuroblastoma since the age of 19-months and traveled to NYC for treatment. There he befriended many FDNY fire fighters and would visit their fire houses. To honor their fallen brother, FDNY fire fighter's began writing Trucker’s name on their “riding lists” on the day he passed. Lists on the wall of the many fire houses had Trucker working different assignments throughout New York city. Photos of the boards where shared on social media with the hashtag “TruckerRidesWithUs". Fire fighters from around the world began to write “FF Dukes”, ”Dukes”, or “Trucker Dukes."
In his short three years of life, Trucker Dukes has touched the lives of so many world-wide. We miss and love this little legend. We are raising funds to help pay for the RV tour of North America Trucker's family is on right now. #TeamTrucker #LoveWins #MoreThan4 #TruckerRidesWithUs
On March 31, 2017 the Dukes embarked on a family adventure across North America. Joshua and Shauna Dukes, along with their three older children, are driving in an RV across the United States and Canada to perform “Random Acts of Kindness” in Trucker’s name.
It's called the "Trucker Rides with Us" tour. The Dukes are reconnecting and healing from the passing of their youngest son and brother.
Help us raise money as we compete in the New York City Triathlon for the Dukes family!
Thank you for loving the Dukes and being a part of their story. We know they will continue to bless so many others in the weeks and months ahead!
Team Trucker Website
Team Trucker Facebook Page
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