Cancer survivor lights ProMedica Christmas Tree

The teen underwent treatment for Hodgkin Lymphoma earlier this year.
Published: Nov. 16, 2023 at 12:35 PM EST
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A local cancer survivor was chosen to help light up the Promenade Park Christmas tree.

Addison Oberhouse is finished with her treatment and is now in remission. She was a patient at ProMedica Ebeid Children’s Hospital where she was treated for Hodgkin Lymphoma.

She was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.

“First thing I did was go in my room and cry,” said Oberhouse.

She finished her treatment last month. That treatment included chemo, research studies, and immunotherapy treatments.

“The first thing I remember telling myself is that God’s got this. And that it will be hard but I can do it,” said Oberhouse.

Addison is a Junior at Monclova Christian Academy. She’s involved in everything from volleyball to basketball to band. We met up with Addison Thursday along with her parents, Dawn and Kevin, and Ian, one of her three brothers.

“She’s very outgoing, friendly, helpful, an old soul. Ever since she was a little girl. Always looking for the best in stuff,” said Kevin Oberhouse, Addison’s father.

As she navigates the challenges of a cancer diagnosis, Addison has words of encouragement going through the same battle.

“It’s okay to be sad. But you can learn and grow, and you’ll feel strong for overcoming it and beating it.”

The tree was lit by a local teen who underwent treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma earlier this year.