Eric was recently diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. He started his first round of Chemotherapy this past week. Eric also suffers from other serious health conditions, and has a tough battle ahead of him. For those of you who don' t know Eric, he is married to his wife Mary, who has been by his side throughout all of his ups and downs. She is a hard working dedicated wife/mom/caregiver/grandma, simply put she is AMAZING. Eric is a proud father to his only daughter, Gabrielle Marie who is undeniably an identical miniature version of Eric inside and out. The jokes and pranks the two of them can deliver is endless.
Eric was born and raised in Sacramento, CA. He has a beautiful Mother, Yolanda and a fun loving Father Isidoro, a.k.a Poncho. A few years after Eric was born, he was blessed with a younger sister, Gina who would do anything for her big brother. He has a Step Mother named Kathy who has enriched his life with a sister and brother, Melody and Louis. The amount of extended family Eric has is far too many to name here, but what really needs to be told is they are a very close loving family and have many amazing memories shared together.
Eric and Mary reside in Springfield, Oregon. They have been there for 15 + years, and have four boys that live nearby. Eric has a deep passion for classic cars, and building model versions. He has a great personality and a sense of humor, that we all would love to enjoy for years to come.
The hope in creating this site for Eric is to be able to reduce the energy it can take for a loved one having to communicate and give updates on Eric's prognoses and condition. It's a place where we can come check in and stay informed on how he is doing, as well as send him hope, love, and well wishes. Let's all come together as Eric's (a.k.a. Duke) personal Army and help WIN this battle and DUKE IT OUT with him.