Duke was loved by many; it was unfortunate he experienced so many health issues so quickly. He was a ‘student’ at the high school where I teach health and physical education. I integrated him into my classes, and he even had his picture taken each year in the yearbook! He motivated many students just to come to school. Duke also visited a local nursing home, offering companionship to the residents.

Visit Duke’s Instagram page to view more photos of his amazing life.

Story submitted by Sarah Centore