10-Year-Old Preps For Party For Police

Posted at 4:04 PM, Feb 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-06 16:04:14-05

It's the day before Jeremie Bordua's 11th birthday party.

"Are you ready to party?" the 10-year-old said, dancing in excitement.

The decorations are up, the menu is set.

But this is not your typical birthday party, it's a thank you.

"I had the idea to throw a thank you party for police because I've been bullied, so I know how they feel," Jeremie said. "I just wanted to show them I still appreciate them, and I still believe in them."

He baked and sold cookies for months to raise money. Then we told you his story, and the national news picked it up. Donations came in from all over the country.

"So now we made about $10,000 for this party," Jeremie said.

The Lansing Police and School District have helped organize the party. LSD had posters at its schools showcase for students and parents to sign and thank the police.

The final product is the result of tons of collaboration, says Eldon McGraw of the Lansing School District. "Lansing's a great city, we're really excited to be part of it as a school district," McGraw said. "To see the community partnerships, we're not surprised at all. It's a great city, and we're proud to be part of it."

Jeremie will say thank you in front of a crowd of police officers Saturday. After all the hard work and months of preparing for this moment, he's got one more message for all the people invited to the celebration.

"Have a good time and party!" he said, with another happy to dance to top it off.

The party is not open to the public, but FOX 47 News will have a reporter inside and give you a full report Saturday at 10 p.m.