Baby Trucker Dukes Cancer Fund
Organized by: Lyshan Anna
Please give generously, both of prayers and funds, to lift up this loving family and help bring Baby Trucker home well and recovered. On Monday, Novermber 24, Baby Trucker (19 months), youngest of the Dukes Family’s four children, was taken to the hospital with a mass in his abdomen. He was given a blood transfusion at Maui Memorial and then was flown to Kaiser Moanalua on Oahu. There they discovered a massive tumor all throughout his abdomen. He is scheduled for his first surgery on Friday, November 28th to take tissue samples which will allow them to biopsy the tumor and diagnosis what type of cancer and stage it is to determine treatment and prognosis. The two most likely possibilities are Wilms tumor or Neuroblastoma. Either way, Trucker Boy will need to be in the hospital on Oahu for several months. Having the baby in treatment on Oahu for several months is going to pose a host of hardships on this well loved family. With three kids on Maui and a sick baby on Oahu, there will be a lot of travel expenses including airfare, car rentals, hotels, and many other unforeseen expenses associated with maintaining two households on two islands during an extended crisis. In addition, they will be facing loss of income as one or both parents will need to be with Trucker on Oahu and unable to work, with the other parent on Maui faced with juggling both work and child care for Indiana, Mac and Jedi. Friends and Family are rallying around the Dukes and asking everyone to please give generously, both of prayers and financial assistance, so that we may lift them up during this challenging time. The Dukes Family are long time residents of Maui and are well known for their love of surfing, spear fishing, faith and kind generosity to everyone they meet. Dad Joshua has been in service with the Maui Fire Department for many years and Mom Shauna balances her jewelry making business with homeschooling the four kids through Kihei charter. They are a cherished part of the congregation at Waipuna Chapel in Kula. Thank you to everyone who has sent love and prayers. Please use this website to continue to show your support with well wishes and donations. Keep on truckin’ Trucker Boy!