Local teen battling cancer receives a big surprise

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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Ainsley Sinclair is your typical teen.

She's a top student and a star athlete, but just six months ago, she received life changing news.

"During basketball season, we were running sprints, and I could tell that something was restricting my heart," Ainsley said.

She was diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkins Lymphoma on April 12.

"I got the news on my phone, so it's a day I'll never forget, and it was traumatic to say the least," Ainsley's mother Jennifer Sinclair said.

She started undergoing chemo treatments every other week. Those treatments made her sick and weak.

"I was trying to be positive and joke about it which is how I've been the whole time, just kind of joking about it because I don't want to be all depressed about it," Ainsley said.

Ainsley and her family moved to Perrysburg from Mississippi over the summer, and soon after, Ainsley fell in love with a Jeep Wrangler.

"She kept begging for one, and I kept saying no," Ainsley's mother said.

On September 21, Ainsley completed her final round of chemo and entered remission, and her parents had quite the surprise for her to celebrate making it through treatment.

"The closer we got to the end, it just felt like a great way to celebrate the end of such a long journey," Ainsley's mother said.

Ainsley received a brand new Jeep Wrangler wrapped up in a purple bow to symbolize her win against cancer.

"I just started crying, and I hugged my parents, and then I went in and actually hugged my Jeep, and so I just sat in my Jeep and hugged it. I was really surprised because I didn't think they were going to get it for me," Ainsley said.