If you’ve watched the Detroit Lions play on Thanksgiving, then you have probably seen Mark Mullins.
Mullins is a Lions super fan – also known as the pilgrim.
“John Madden circled me with my turkey leg one year,” Mullins said.
Mullins has been dressing like a pilgrim at Lions games since the 90s. He is in the Lions Fan Hall of Fame and he Plymouth rocks the house every Thanksgiving game.
“We’ll be there bright and early. Gotta get the hot tub set up,” Mullins said.
That’s right, he tailgates in a hot tub.
But when TV5 spoke to Mullins last year, he revealed he had been fighting kidney cancer.
“I got lucky. I went to have my gallbladder out and they found it,” Mullins told TV5 then.
He has spent the last 12 months undergoing chemo.
“Everybody will tell you, I live life to the fullest. This slowed me down quite a bit,” Mullins said.
But it didn’t stop him. Because this fan is officially cancer free.
“I got my results Tuesday. I was very emotional, tears of joy. For now, it’s gone. I reduced a three-millimeter tumor right down to nothing,” Mullins said.
Only a couple weeks away from the Lions Thanksgiving game, the pilgrim and his daughter can’t wait to tailgate and spread the good news.
“I can tell you there’s gonna be a lot of hugs and tears of joy. I’ll spend most of the day just laughing and hugging and celebrating life,” Mullins said.
There’s one more thing the pilgrim wants everybody to know – if he can beat cancer, the Lions can win the Super Bowl.