It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since the Dukes ‘Ohana began the fight against cancer. This family has been through so much since November 23, 2014, heartbreak, celebrating wins, suffering losses, separation, flights to NYC and back to Maui, chemotherapy, MRIs, brain surgery, etc. Please watch this video marking the one year anniversary of Team Trucker, please pray for the family, pray for Trucker to be healed in Jesus name, and please consider giving to meet their needs. (click here to give) Thank you for all that you have done!
Following the journey of Trucker, Shauna, Joshua, Jedi, Indiana, and Mac, it is easy to see the toll that fighting cancer can take, but this family has been strong through out this process. Please be praying for Shauna and Trucker to be strong for each other as Joshua, Indiana, Jedi, and Mac returned to Maui this past Monday. Pray for Trucker’s post-op treatment and for the cancer to be completely eradicated from his body. If you feel led to give, please click the photo below to donate to Dukes family cancer fund at Give Forward. Please read the two updates from Shauna below the photo.
The new battle scars!! #teamtrucker #truckertough Joshua and the big kids head back home to Maui tomorrow and Trucker and I prepare for the next stage in… our long cancer fighting journey!! #cancersucks #onedayatatime Starting Wed. We will be in New Jersey for 3 weeks for a round of chemo and a specific kind of radiation to his brain and spine. Then back to NYC for scans and hopefully #prayersneeded home for Christmas before the next round of chemo. Thank you everyone sooooo much for all your prayers and love and donations and packages and kind words!! Your love and support seriously keeps us going!! And we will forever be grateful!! #answeredprayers #sharedachinghearts #LOVEbeatscancer #littlelegend #theyoungandbrave You can keep us all in your thoughts and prayers for the long separation thats about to happen again as all our hearts are super sad #doingwhatittakes
Nope it never gets any easier to hand your sleeping baby from anesthesia over to strangers and trust them with his life. #sharedachinghearts #cancersucks Working on day 2 of 12 days of radiation to his brain and spine and day 2 of 5 days of chemo. Our little legend was pretty out of it and groggy for most of the day yesterday after treatment but bounced back for a bit last night before bed. Going to be a looooooong three weeks out here in sleepy NJ. #missingNYCcraziness Thank you for loving us!! #LOVEbeatscancer #doingwhatittakes #theyoungandbrave #teamtrucker #imissmyfamilysomuchithurts
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We are so thankful for all that God has done in Trucker since last week! The family went from finding out Trucker had brain cancer, to brain surgery, to recover, and to now; Trucker is running around playing drums and silly games with his siblings. Please continue praying for Trucker’s recovery, for the family as they fight cancer, and for the love of God to fill them to overflowing. Also if you can, please consider giving to this family as the travel expenses and medical cost keep mounting up. (and read the update below Trucker’s dad)
When someone in your family gets cancer, the whole family gets cancer. That being said, whenever you have a victory like being up and alert, walking around two days after brain surgery the whole family rejoices. Thank you for all the prayers and love. It’s working. Today we are back at the Ronald McDonald house. Trucker is walking around. His speech and understanding of speech is great. All of us are enjoying the time we are getting together, especially knowing we might soon be apart again. We are waiting for the Neuroblastoma team to determine the next step in treatment. Then we will continue putting one foot in front of the other together as a family, as a team.#TeamTrucker #LoveBeatsCancer#TheYoungAndTheBrave #GodIsGood
Please keep praying for Steven as he recovers. As of our last update, Steven’s family and friends were saying their good-byes to Steven. They watched as Steven’s vital signs continued to drop until 4:oo am. Refusing to believe that it was Steven’s time to go, his friend and worship pastor, Arthur Criste, began singing the Psalms in his ear, many people joined on Maui (and around the world!) started praying for Steven, and at 5:00 am, Steven’s vital signs began to improve… Please watch the video below for the rest of the update
Trucker’s recovery is going smoothly, and according to the update below they family will be moving out of the ICU soon. Thank you everyone for uniting in prayer for this sweet boy during his surgery and please continue to pray for his recovery. If you feel led to give, please click the photo below to go to the Give Forward campaign. (Please read the update below from Shauna).
Thank you everyone for your prayers!!! #answeredprayers Our #littlelegend Trucker boy is recovering like a champ!! We will be moving out of the intensive care unit today onto the regular ward where they will monitor him and be giving him steroids the next couple of days to watch for brain swelling…The Dr. That operated told us that everything went really well and our biggest concern should be that someone might steal him cuz hes so darn cute!!😍 It was truly heart warming and moving to see everyone unite yesterday for our ohana!! Thank you all!!❤❤❤#LOVEbeatscancer #truckertough#punchcancerintheface #mybabyismyhero#onedayatatime #theyoungandbrave
Please pray for Steven Miyake. He is in critical condition at the hospital on Oahu, and the mass discovered by the doctors is affecting his heart and lungs. At 4:00am(HST), Steven’s blood pressure dropped really low, but has since recovered. Please keep praying for Steven’s recovery. Kris Miyake shared this update yesterday evening and also gave a word regarding the family’s faith and trust in God. This word is very encouraging, and I hope you watch the video below to hear it.
Also, tonight there is another prayer meeting for Steven at 7:00pm if you would like to be praying with others for Steven at that same time. A friend shared the following words regarding Steven.
“I just seen the Lord’s hand, huge and magnified. In it, He has Steven laying there peacefully. The Lord put His face over Steven’s body and released His breath over Steven!!! He is LITERALLY breathing and releasing His breath into His body!!!
Yes Lord! Yes Lord!! Yes Lord!!! Praise you God! Praise you God!! Praise you God!!! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!! Hallelujah!!!” -Leiana (Family Friend)
Omg sooo crazy! i was JUST reading scripture about that and praying that the Lord will breath and birth new life into him!!!! Praise God!!! He is so amazing and his promises are true!!! Yes lord!
-Amanda (Family Friend)
“Amen! Tears are flowing! I prayed for that this morning- exactly like you described it! I prayed for God to lay on him and breathe into him!
Hey guys want to share this with y’all . Lastnight as soon as I closed my eyes, i had a dream and I saw a snake and it tried to strike at someone’s foot. But another foot quickly stopped it by stepping on its body and many people were aware and started stepping on its head.
At that moment I was reminded of acts 28 . Paul had picked up an arm full of sticks. As he laid it on the fire a snake was driven out by the heat. It had fastened itself to Paul’s arm. But Paul shook off into the fire . The people waited for him to suddenly swell up or drop dead. But after waiting a long time , they changed their minds and decided he was a god.
I believe this is exactly what’s going on. The very thing that has been showing itself right here that has been driven out by the heat of this fire thats going on here, it will be thrown right back in to that fire. And the awesome thing about it what follows is awe from the non believers and the healing of the all the sick on that island which by the way is named Malta or ‘honey.'” -Stacey (Steven’s Sister-in-Law)