was born in Michigan on July 12, 1972, the second child of Dan
Sr. and Carol Mulloy. He grew up in Southern California and spent
most of his active life in that sunny state.
Daniel stood out in a crowd, his sparkling eyes
and bewitching smile delighting all who met him. He was very active
participating in outdoor sports like soccer, surfing, skateboarding,
and skiing. Surfing was a very big part of Daniel's life and also
became a part of who he was. He lived for going to the beach.
Dan was a true daredevil. He loved being physically reckless and
prided himself on being invincible.
Music was one of the most important things in Daniel's
life. He went to many concerts and also enjoyed playing his own
guitars, teaching friends the songs he knew.
Another wonderful thing about Daniel was his sense
of humor. He could make anyone laugh and carried his sense of
humor until the end.
At age 23 Dan was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's
Lymphoma. During his courageous battle with cancer, Dan underwent
countless treatments, including a bone marrow transplant at Stanford
University. After two remissions, Daniel was diagnosed as terminal
and passed away shortly after. During this period, Daniel expressed
his wishes to his wife Karin that he be cremated and have his
ashes launched into space. With a lifelong passion for outer space,
Daniel saw this as a hopeful end to his short life. He told almost
everyone he knew that he was going to space when he died and was
truly proud of this plan.
Daniel is survived by his widow Karin, his parents
Dan Sr. and Carol, his sister and brother-in-law Denise and Wade
Bowe and their son Noah Daniel, as well as a large extended family
and many friends. We are all proud to be part of this Celestis
launch and grant Daniel's final wish.
Charity: The Dream Foundation 621 Chapala Street,
Suite D Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805-564-2131 www.dreamfoundation.org
The mission of the Dream Foundation is to provide
resources and guidance for granting a final dream of terminal
patients so that they can realize one final wish from the heart
before their passing from this earth. The foundation arranged
a visit with actor Robin Williams on the movie set of "Good
Will Hunting" in fulfillment of Daniel Mulloy's dream.