VIDEO: Maui’s Trucker Dukes Made Honorary FirefighterDecember 14, 2015, 6:11 PM HST · Updated December 15, 4:05 PM Wendy Osher · 0 Comments
Beloved Maui boy, Trucker Dukes, who has been battling a rare and aggressive cancer for about a year, was recognized today as an honorary firefighter with the Maui Department of Fire and Public Safety. The event included a badge pinning ceremony, taking an oath to fight hard against cancer, a spin around the station in a fire truck, chocolate cake, toy firetrucks and his own firefighter turnout gear.
Trucker Dukes is the youngest son of Maui fire fighter Joshua Dukes and Maui jewelry maker Shauna Dukes. Trucker’s dad spoke with us during today’s events and provided an update on his son’s battle against cancer.
Monetary donations to the “Trucker Dukes Cancer Fund” can be made online and at any Bank of Hawaii branch or at the Give Forward “Baby Trucker Dukes Cancer Fund” webpage. Regular updates on Trucker and fundraising events are posted on www.facebook.com/teamtrucker.