Holden Gray Mullen

Holden Gray Mullen passed away peacefully in his parents’ arms on December 15, 2020 ending his almost three-year battle with brain cancer.  Holden was born on March 17, 2017, to parents Chad and Alex at Edward Hospital in Naperville, IL.  Although he battled cancer for most of his life, Holden was a happy and playful boy who enjoyed chasing down cement mixers in his golf cart and hitting golf balls anywhere he could, inside and outside and even in his hospital bed.  Holden also loved dancing and telling knock-knock jokes, but more than anything, in recent months, he enjoyed opening the many letters and packages that were sent to him by his many generous “fans” from TikTok.  Holden was a funny boy with a captivating smile, a contagious laugh and is, without a doubt, enjoying the heavenly fairways.

Holden was the loving baby brother to his sisters, Ella and Ava, and his brother, Parker.  Holden is survived by his parents, siblings, grandparents, Leonard and Barbara Mullen, his grandmother, Carmen Gironzini and will be united with his grandfather Luzgardo Suarez, who preceded him in death. Additionally, Holden is survived by his eight pets, including two dogs, two cats, a hamster, a fish, and his two beloved ducks, Cement Mixer and Cereal. 

The family welcomes all to Holden’s visitation on December 21, 2020 at Fredrich-Jones Funeral Home from 8:30-10:30am, followed by a service at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church at 11:00am.  In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made to Cal’s Angels, who the family has partnered with as part of Holden’s Warrior Wheels to provide wagons to children battling pediatric cancer.

Donate via Venmo or directly to Cal's Angels, 501(c)(3).  

Venmo: @HoldenStrong 

Click Here for to be directed to Cal's Angels website and select "in Memory of Holden Mullen"


  • Just got my hoodie & I’m honored to wear it. I will forever tell your story & bring awareness. I miss you sweet angel Holden. You’re forever in my heart 💙I 🎗🏌️‍♂️

    Kari Johnson - South Carolina
  • We care not only about Holden but all your beautiful family, please when ever you feel like it, tell us how are you. It is difficult and horrible times, but we all care about you. I think about your family all the time and I wonder how you are doing…. we all think about all of you.

  • Woke up with Holden on my mind. Think about and miss his sweet voice every day. Think about you and Alex and his brother and sisters as well. Just as Holden was not in this fight alone, you all are not in this grief alone either. xo

    Jessica Osborne
  • I can’t imagine what your family is going threw, but I received my sweatshirt the other day, and I wear it every time I go out, and will continue to spread Holdens story and what ATRT is, my sister in law is a nice nurse and didn’t know what it was so I introduced her to holdens tik tok, and mr.mullens blog thank u bringing us into your family and Holden into ours much love, hugs and prayers

    anissa schindler
  • Tonight as I was looking at TikTok it dawned on me I had not seen my little warrior. I’m so very sorry God brought home a very gallant Angel when he welcomed Holden home. God Bless Your Family💕

    Donna Gillian

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