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Update on the McMullen Family; unforeseen tragedy

Left: Castle Pines resident Sean McMullen with three children in the UK in 2011.
Right: Sean McMullen, suffering paralysis after a possible spinal cord stroke, was given a “hall pass” from Craig Hospital to return home for his daughter’s sixth birthday.

Article by Kathy Dunker; photos courtesy of the McMullen Family

Last month we reported on the McMullens, a local family who is adapting to changes in their home and their lives as a result of the unexpected paralysis of father, Sean McMullen.

“My family and I are very touched and taken aback by the outpouring of community support that we have received, stated Sean. “The fundraising effort was an overwhelming success and exceeded everyone’s expectations.”

Although having met their original fundraising goal, Sean is still confined to the first floor. The McMullens would like to purchase an electric chair for the stairs (about $20k) or an elevator ($45k), but the medical expenses have been much higher than expected, so the McMullens have relocated the master bedroom to the main level office.

Wife Colleen shared, “Miracles happen every day, so I have the full belief that Sean will walk again.”

If you would like to help the McMullen family with their challenges to accommodate Sean’s medical needs and retrofitting efforts, please visit



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