All of the proceeds for this shirt will be donated back to the family as they are setting up a charity in Patricks name, called “Patricks Purpose”, to help other veterans and their families who are suffering in the same.
Art donated by BEN CANTWELL ART
Shirts printed by INKIFY, LLC
Shirts are water-based print Next Level 3600 shirts, they run true to size.
Each shirt will be sent with a Patricks Purpose matching sticker, some HunterSeven stickers and a card explaining why this is so important to us and his family.
A little bit of backstory, Cpl. Duva enlisted into the USMC in 2009, was stationed with the 2/3 Marines, Weapons Company as a 0341 Mortarman in Hawaii. He deployed to Nawa-I-Barakzayi District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011. He left the USMC in 2013. Approximately 2.5 years ago, Cpl. Duva began having severe headaches, double vision and severe spinal/back pain. He went to the East Orange VAMC and was given an x-ray (Feb. 2018), the providers stated "everything looked fine and chronic back pain is common in veterans" and sent Cpl. Duva home. After his symptoms continued, he went back and had a vision test where the opthamologist saw spots on his brain, he was then sent for an "emergent MRI" that took weeks to get, he was diagnosed with a pineal gland tumor on his brain which subsequently affected his central nervous system and caused him to go blind, the official diagnosis was a germinoma (rare pediatric brain cancer) in June 2018.
After receiving chemotherapy and radiation, his cancer was "gone" per his providers. It came back strong and he has fought since. Last friday, September 11th, 2020 he was placed in hospice and end-of-life care at home. He cannot see, eat, drink and can barely speak aside, telling his mother and fiance at his bedside that he loves them. He is 29 years old and has a few days left to live.