CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Two months ago, Springfield resident Bob Charland was given a terminal diagnosis. He has a neuro-degenerative brain disease. Instead of letting that diagnosis define him, he’s spending whatever time he has left helping others.
This Easter Sunday was no different. He made more than a dozen kids’ needs his priority.
Charland told 22News, “It’s Easter morning and I know there’s a lot of kids that don’t have bikes, and I figured this is a way to make them happy on a holiday.”
He dropped off more than a dozen bikes to a Chicopee neighborhood in need. He spends his free time fixing up old bikes to give to children who don’t have one.
Bike recipient Hannah told 22News, “It’s awesome. I was almost going to cry because we got these new bikes, because our bikes got stolen from here.”
Charland chose this Chicopee neighborhood with the help of his friend, Anouson …