When Bob Charland was given a terminal diagnosis, he didn’t spend any time feeling sorry for himself – instead, he decided to spend his last days giving kids the gift of free play.

The Springfield, Massachusetts resident was first diagnosed with a neurodegenerative brain disease two months ago. Since he received the news, Bob has hunkered down in his workshop and repaired bikes for children in his community.

When he isn’t repairing bikes that youngsters already own, he is fixing up old bicycles to give to kids who can’t afford one.

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On Easter morning alone, Bob gave away 20 different bikes to kids in Chicopee.

“Why not? If it’s just my time, why not do it?” Bob told WWLP. “It’s making these kids happy, it’s promoting something positive in their life, so I’m going to keep doing it.”

Bob has also created a GoFundMe page for starting a nonprofit dedicated to raising money for old bikes and startup materials.

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