Hundreds in Port Clinton turn Halloween into Christmas for 13-year-old battling brain cancer

PORT CLINTON, Ohio - There's still a lot of good left in this world. The people of Port Clinton are a shining example.

After finding out treatments for his aggressive brain cancer aren't working, 13-year-old Devin Kohlman wished to have one more Christmas.

Devin's mom says she wanted to make sure he had the best one ever.

And so the entire town turned out earlier this week to make that happen, treating Devin to a Halloween-time Christmas extravaganza.

Hundreds of residents turned the area around his house into a winter wonderland and gathered, dressed in red and green, to sing carols for Devin before launching balloons.

"We decided at 10 o'clock this morning that we wanted to decorate this and make something special so that, as he's looking across the street from his window, he could see this," says Mayor Vincent Leone. "And within an hour, we had probably 50-60 people here bringing decorations."

Now, Walmart is buying all of the family's Christmas gifts this year.

But more importantly, Devin's friends in Port Clinton say he can look out of his window every night and know they are standing by him.

Get all your Northeast Ohio Halloween 2013 news from our special section.

Print this article Back to Top

Comments