Thursday, December 5 2013 10:56 AM EST2013-12-05 15:56:15 GMT
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PORT CLINTON, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Devin Kohlman is a special kid.
And the entire city of Port Clinton knows it. They're going all out for him - creating a Christmas-Halloween holiday extravaganza in his honor.
Because there's a chance he won't be here when the real thing rolls around.
Devin's a fighter. He's been battling an aggressive form of brain cancer for over a year. His family just learned the chemotherapy isn't working. Doctors say he doesn't have months.
He has weeks.
"We want Devin to have the best Christmas that he's ever had," said Alexis Kohlman, Devin's mother. "And we want to make sure that he has Christmas."
So the city of Port Clinton (seriously. everyone.) is stepping up for the middle schooler. They're lighting the city up. They're decorating. They're coming together and they're celebrating life, celebrating the season, and celebrating 13-year-old Devin.
"I've never seen anything like it," his mother said. "We're really thankful. But it's for Devin. It's not for us."
The city threw a welcome home parade for Devin Sunday night, and Walmart even agreed to fund all of the family's Christmas gifts this year.
"I would hope that if this were to happen to my kids, the community would pull together as well and support my family," said Julie Whiteside, a resident.
Other residents say they want Devin to see the city's decorations right from his window and know each night that his neighbors are standing by him.
"We decided at 10 o'clock this morning that we wanted to decorate this and make something special...and within an hour we had probably 50-60 people here bringing decorations, plus what the city had," said Port Clinton Mayor Vincent Leone.
It turned into a winter wonderland across the street from the Kohlmans' house. Hundreds of residents gathered, dressed in red and green, to sang carols and launch balloons for Devin.
"I'm really glad that everyone came out here because [Devin's] probably sitting in there with a really big smile on his face, happy that everyone came out here," said Morgan McLaughlin, Devin's classmate. "I'm glad to know he's probably really happy right now."
The community joined hands and prayed for Devin, and they ask others to do the same.
"[We're] trying to give some type of relief to the parents to let them know that they're not in it alone. We're here to support them," Leone said. "Personally, I believe in God and I pray that he's watching out for him. I know he is."
Friday, December 6 2013 11:53 AM EST2013-12-06 16:53:11 GMT
Time to celebrate, snowlovers: the white stuff is here.The Oregon Coast and the Willamette Valley woke up to snowfall Friday morning. Students and parents also woke up to news of closed schools as theMore >
Thursday, December 5 2013 8:32 PM EST2013-12-06 01:32:46 GMT
An Amber Alert has been activated in Oregon for a 14-year-old girl from Kennewick, WA. The Amber Alert was first activated in Washington Thursday afternoon. Police said Elizabeth Romero was last seenMore >
An Amber Alert has been activated in Oregon for 14-year-old girl Elizabeth Romero of Kennewick, WA.More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 4:55 PM EST2013-12-05 21:55:17 GMT
Donations poured in Thursday for a woman who live-tweeted about a fatal crash, unaware at the time the victim who died was her own husband. Police said Craig Johnson, 47, was driving north just beforeMore >
Donations poured in Thursday for a woman who live-tweeted about a fatal crash, unaware at the time the victim who died was her own husband.More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 10:51 PM EST2013-12-06 03:51:59 GMT
A Portland man was sentenced to prison Thursday for transporting a teen girl across state lines for prostitution. Anthony Armstrong, 25, pleaded guilty in August to one count of transporting a minor acrossMore >
Anthony Armstrong, 25, pleaded guilty in August to one count of transporting a minor across state lines for prostitution.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 1:28 AM EST2013-12-06 06:28:26 GMT
A second case of disturbing animal abuse has been discovered involving a puppy's mouth tied shut. A man found a puppy in a box with filthy blankets in Kane Park in Gresham at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The puppyMore >
A second case of disturbing animal abuse has been discovered involving a puppy's mouth being tied shut.More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 10:05 PM EST2013-12-06 03:05:35 GMT
Snow is on the way, just not for the Portland metro area. A snowstorm is projected to hit the south Willamette Valley and the Oregon coast Friday. According to Fox 12 Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen,More >
A snowstorm is projected to hit the south Willamette Valley and the Oregon coast, but not the Portland metro area. More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 2:56 PM EST2013-12-05 19:56:09 GMT
Deputies are searching for a 13-year-old runaway who is considered endangered and possibly with a 40-year-old man. Samantha Dodson, 13, of Oregon City, was last seen Tuesday night. Clackamas County deputiesMore >
Authorities say 40-year-old Kelsey McCune is known to make money doing freelance computer work, and he may be carrying large duffel bags and backpacks with camping gear. More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 3:43 PM EST2013-12-05 20:43:54 GMT
A case of measles has been confirmed in a child at Harmony Elementary School in Vancouver. The onset of the child's rash was Nov. 24 and he was at school the following day, according to the Clark CountyMore >
A case of measles has been confirmed in a child at Harmony Elementary School in Vancouver.More >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 8:06 PM EST2013-12-05 01:06:37 GMT
Karyna Douglass is on a mission. She dreamed of joining the army, but when she found out she didn't meet the weight requirements she decided to lose 100 pounds. It all started last year on her birthdayMore >
Karyna Douglass is on a mission. She dreamed of joining the army, but when she found out she didn't meet the weight requirements she decided to lose 100 pounds.More >