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Ohio boy who came home early for Christmas dies



Published: Tue, November 12, 2013 @ 12:30 p.m.

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio boy with brain cancer has died two weeks after he came home for an early Christmas given to him by residents who put up decorations and sang carols.

A family friend in Port Clinton says 13-year-old Devin Kohlman died Monday afternoon.

Doctors had told Devin that he didn’t have long to live, so the city along Lake Erie spent the last few weeks trying to fulfill his wish of being home for his favorite holiday.

The city put up a Christmas tree within view of the family’s apartment and tons of shaved ice shaped drifting snow outside his window. Santa even showed up on a motorcycle.

Family and friends gathered for a vigil Monday night after his death while an early-season snow fell over the city.


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1auntiem4cabs(113 comments)posted 1 year ago

My sympathies to the family. xo

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276Ytown(1265 comments)posted 1 year ago

Devin, rest in peace.

This story touched my heart when it first came out. The above article doesn't even begin to describe the magnitude of how hundreds of people stepped up to bring Christmas to this dying boy.
http://www.13abc.com/story/23810388/p...

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