PORT CLINTON, Ohio (CBS Cleveland) – An entire city came together to create an early Christmas present for a child with cancer.
The City of Port Clinton created a Christmas-Halloween holiday extravanganza in the honor of Devin Kohlman.
Toledo News Now reported that the child has been battling an aggressive form of brain cancer for over a year and he may not live to see Christmas because chemotherapy isn’t working to treat the cancer.
“We want Devin to have the best Christmas that he’s ever had,” Alexis Kohlman, the child’s mother explained to Toledo News Now. “And we want to make sure that he has Christmas.”
For the ailing boy, the community came together and brought artificial snow on Wednesday for him. In front of a window, volunteers dropped snow using a lift.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Kohlman explained to Toledo News Now. “We’re really thankful. But it’s for Devin. It’s not for us.”
In addition to the surprise snow, Walmart has agreed to fully fund the family’s Christmas gifts this year and the city threw a welcome home parade for the child.
“I would hope that if this were to happen to my kids, the community would pull together as well and support my family,” Julie Whiteside, a resident, shared with Toledo News Now.
The family is asking anyone who wants to help, near or far, to send him a Christmas card at 218 East 2nd Street, PO Box 323, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452.