In time of need, Overland Park neighborhood steps up for family - KCTV5

In time of need, Overland Park neighborhood steps up for family

Posted: Updated:
Gail Mullin, Rob Mullin and their two kids, Holli and Gavin, flew out of Kansas City International Airport to Florida. (Submitted) Gail Mullin, Rob Mullin and their two kids, Holli and Gavin, flew out of Kansas City International Airport to Florida. (Submitted)
OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -

An Overland Park family is enjoying a Disney cruise vacation thanks to some generous neighbors. 

The Mullin family operates Headstrong, their own non-profit group which aims to help brain tumor patients and their families. 

Gail Mullin, Rob Mullin and their two kids, Holli and Gavin, flew out of Kansas City International Airport to Florida. 

Rob Mullin has been fighting brain cancer for 13 years.

Doctors say time is ticking faster. 

“He felt it was necessary to take the cruise now,” Gail Mullin said. "We've definitely been asking for prayers of support."

While they support others tirelessly, a whole neighborhood has been looking out for them. 

Among those in the neighborhood is John Knell. Knell organized a fundraiser to send the Mullins on a family vacation. 

In record time, over $8,000 was raised from the fundraiser. 

“They have touched so many people in our community,” Knell said. “We wanted to help them in some way."

The Headstrong organization helps brain cancer patients go on trips just like the one the Mullins are on now. 

Copyright 2016 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Charles Manson, leader of murderous cult, dead at 83

    Charles Manson, leader of murderous cult, dead at 83

    Monday, November 20 2017 3:17 AM EST2017-11-20 08:17:04 GMT
    In this 1986 file photo, Charles Manson is seen in court. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate and several others, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He was 83. (AP Photo, File)In this 1986 file photo, Charles Manson is seen in court. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress Sharon Tate and several others, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. He was 83. (AP Photo, File)

    Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, has died.

    More >

    Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, has died.

    More >
  • Verruckt still stands one year after Caleb Schwab's death

    Verruckt still stands one year after Caleb Schwab's death

    Monday, November 20 2017 4:55 PM EST2017-11-20 21:55:29 GMT
    Verruckt was the world’s largest waterslide when it opened in 2014 and can be seen from anywhere inside the park. (KCTV5 File Photo)Verruckt was the world’s largest waterslide when it opened in 2014 and can be seen from anywhere inside the park. (KCTV5 File Photo)

    It has been more than a year since 10-year-old was killed on the Verruckt waterslide at Schlitterbahn, but the slide he died on still stands today. 

    More >

    It has been more than a year since 10-year-old was killed on the Verruckt waterslide at Schlitterbahn, but the slide he died on still stands today. 

    More >
  • Friends remember 15-year-old found shot, killed inside Kansas City, KS laundromat

    Friends remember 15-year-old found shot, killed inside Kansas City, KS laundromat

    Monday, November 20 2017 6:43 PM EST2017-11-20 23:43:20 GMT

    Police are investigating after a teenager was found dead in a Kansas City, Kansas laundromat on Saturday. 

    More >

    Police are investigating after a teenager was found dead in a Kansas City, Kansas laundromat on Saturday. 

    More >
Powered by Frankly
KCTV 5 News

Online Public File:
KCTV  KSMO

Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, KCTV; Kansas City, MO. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.