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PORT CLINTON, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Port Clinton community continues to rally behind 13-year-old Devin Kohlman. On
Wednesday, there was a pep rally, and the mayor had a special message for
the second time this week, hundreds of people gathered to show their support
for Devin, who has brain cancer that is no longer responding to treatment.
Doctors don't expect Devin to make it to Christmas, so the community has
brought Christmas to him.
town gathered for a pep rally Wednesday night. The school band played the fight
song for him, a tune Devin says he has missed. His football teammates, the
cheerleaders and his classmates all lined up to show their support.
been really cool how our whole town has managed to throw things together," said
Rachel Simpson. "We all came together as a whole community."
think that Devin has touched a lot of lives, not only in this town, but all
around the world," added Mariah Rodman, a classmate and friend of Devin's.
though Devin couldn't attend the pep rally, Port Clinton Mayor Vincent Leone
made sure he could see it. The mayor had his own message for Devin, as well.
a proclamation honoring Devin Kohlman and actually designating, in the City of
Port Clinton, October 31st is Devin Kohlman Day."
of the Kohlmans say the town's efforts are worth it.
can just tell by the facial expressions that he makes," said Alejandro Zapata. "He
smiles, his eyes – they light up."
will be a fundraiser for the family Thursday at Lock, Dock and Barrel in Port
Clinton. It will run from 2 p.m. until 2 a.m.
and Christmas cards for Devin can be sent to 218 E 2nd Street, PO
323, Port Clinton, OH.