Maui 2-year-old Trucker Dukes came home to a huge welcome on Thursday evening after nine months away for neuroblastoma cancer treatment on Oahu and New York City. Family and friends met the Dukes ‘ohana at the airport and they were surprised with a Mercedes Benz large passenger van to drive them home. The Limo Company provide the pick-up service complete with toy trucks and balloons.
Local companies The Maui Cookie Lady and Wow Wow Lemonade donated their products for the Dukes to enjoy on the ride home. Maui Fire Department trucks lined the Hana Highway near Baldwin Beach Park where many Team Trucker (Team Trucker – Trucker Dukes Supporters) . Car clubs came out to show Trucker their trucks and wave as they drove past the crowds. The Dukes ‘ohana stopped several times to exit the van and greet and hug those who came out to show their support. In two weeks, Trucker Dukes is scheduled to return to New York City for more treatment against the cancer he has fought since December of 2014.
Thank you to all Maui residents that made signs and waited roadside for their van to pass by so they could welcome Trucker home!