Dads of Destiny Clan Pays Tribute to a Member Who Passed Away

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Every gamer knows that the bond formed with their virtual teammates is as real as any formed in the real world, and losing one of those friends is a truly painful loss.  After one of their clanmates passed away due to complications arising from a lifelong battle with Cystic Fibrosis, the Dads of Destiny clan found a truly touching way to salute their comrade. 

Known as TheSquashPhD in Destiny, Joshua R. Stokell of Charlotte, NC passed away on June 8.  He was 36 years old.  Josh had a PhD in Microbiology and was a Post- Doctoral Fellow at UNC-Charlotte researching Cystic Fibrosis.  

Man Reveals He is Spider-Man in Obituary

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Aaron Purmort discovered he had a terminal brain tumor soon after he met his wife, Nora McInerny. Since the diagnosis, they have been sharing details of their struggle with the world through their blog myhusbandstumor.com.

And before he died, the couple decided to co-write his humorous and touching obituary, which was published over the weekend in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Purmort, Aaron Joseph age 35, died peacefully at home on November 25 after complications from a radioactive spider bite that led to years of crime-fighting and a years long battle with a nefarious criminal named Cancer, who has plagued our society for far too long.

"I've never laughed and cried more in one sitting, but I'm so glad we got to do this," Nora wrote on the blog.

The end of the obit also states that he is survived by his "first wife Gwen Stefani," which Nora tweeted about following his death.

The family set up a crowdfunding page to raise money for medical costs and to help support his wife and child.

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