West Branch Community Helps Boy Battling Leukemia

"It’s just amazing to see what the community is doing it’s great amazing," said Sheriff Howie Hanft.

People poured in to the Knights of Columbus Hall in West Branch to support Kolbey and his family as he continues his fight with Leukemia.

"It’s overwhelming for sure but it’s a good overwhelming. It’s emotional too just to see so many people come out here to support us and my son and he’s already been through a lot and just to see how happy he is," said his mom Amanda Tuminella.

Kolbey wanted to have a police party.

He got his wish, complete with a helicopter ride, and a chance to spend the day with the people he looks up to.

"Today means a lot to me for him to be able to do this while he is still feeling good and it’s just such a wonderful, beautiful thing to see a community do so much for just a normal family," said Amanda Tuminella.

Police volunteered their time to make Kolbey’s spaghetti fundraiser and auction special, including one sergeant who got off working the night shift just hours before.

"It melts your heart you know just to think about what’s going on in his life. Then when you hear about how he wanted to have a police party that just sunk the deal I knew I had to come and be part of that," said Sergeant Short.

The Ogemaw County Community and police, working together to have some fun for Kolbey while he and his family battle with cancer.

"I definitely wasn’t going to miss it and this is something he’s going to remember for the rest of his life," said Sergeant Short