Man Works To Fullfil His Dying Wish to Buy a Home For Family

Dale Mullins has never worked harder.

He's scrubbing, dusting and shining cars.

It may not seem like the ideal way to spend his final days, but it's the way Mullins will fulfill his dying wish.

"It's hard, but I have this thing that you live by everyday and you can get busy dying or you can chose to fight and i choose to fight for Amanda and Lexie," said Mullins.

The 51 year-old was diagnosed with Leukemia and told he just has six months to a year to live.

"Just wondering what I could have done to deserve this but it's all over now,  I'm not worried about it I have a goal that I have to meet," said Mullins.

His new life goal is making sure his wife and two year old daughter have a place to call home.
"I had to make a choice," said Mullins, "I had to chose either to do this for my family or spend the money on treatment and I chose to give them a home."

"It's unbelievable, there's just really not words for it," said Amanda Mullins, Dale's wife.
So he's opened his own auto detailing business.

He and his wife wash cars from a parking lot so they don't have to pay rent or even maintenance.

All the money can go toward buying their dream home and it's a way to spend every minute they can together.

"You know you don't really see one without the other one, we're always together," said Amanda Mullins.

The past few months haven't been easy.

"You know there's days when he can't even get out of bed," said Amanda.

But looking at his wife and little girl give him the stamina he needs.

"We're so blessed by the love that we have for one another and her family has taken me in like you wouldn't believe," said Dale.

So whether its cleaning windows, or vacuuming floors, Mullins will do whatever it takes.

"I'm going to do my part," he said.

For that final wish.

They say home is where the heart is and that's exactly where he wants to leave his behind.

The Mullins are currently staying in a relatives house in Albany.

The couple was living in Georgia while he was diagnosed, however, Dale decided that they move to West Texas to be near Amanda's family. 

He says they'd like to purchase a lot near Amanda's grandmother's home and buy a mobile home to place there. 

Perfect Touch Auto Detailing is located on 6600 W. Hwy 180 at the Albany Auto Shop's parking lot. 

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