Thompson Boy Celebrating Big Birthday, Turning 11 on 11/11/11GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - This is a special week for one boy from Thompson. Derrick Juve will be celebrating his golden birthday. But it's a different birthday than most.
By: Meagan Millage, WDAZ
GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - This is a special week for one boy from Thompson. Derrick Juve will be celebrating his golden birthday.
But it's a different birthday than most.
Derrick will be 11, on the 11th day of the 11th month in 2011.
Derrick seems like your average 10-year-old boy. He's the oldest child in his family, with four younger brothers and sisters.
But he's the only one of the five that can claim a one-of-a-kind birthday.
"I'm going to be going to the Canad Inn to go swimming with a few of my friends," Derrick said.
"He doesn't like too much attention," Derrick's dad Dan Juve said.
Derrick is keeping his big day pretty low-key. His dad says they just realized the significance of turning 11 on November 11th of 2011.
"We didn't think of 11/11/11. All I remember is I'll always remember his birthday because it's the year that-- 2001, 2002, you know he's 1, 2, 3, 4," Dan said.
There are many ways to celebrate a special birthday. And while Derrick is celebrating his here in Grand Forks, his cousin will be celebrating his own special day, just 900 miles away.
"We knew that his cousin was going to be born, we didn't know exactly what day it was and we found out it was the same day, like wow that's pretty neat," Dan said.
Derrick's cousin Charles will also be 11 on the 11th day of the 11th month in 2011.
"Last October at a funeral we were playing and talking about that," Derrick said.
One thing Derrick wants to make clear, though, is there won't be many pictures.