IMMOKALEE, Fla.- Two young boys in Immokalee have brand new bikes, thanks to Immokalee firefighters and the Northside Naples Kiwanis Club.
It was just a few weeks ago when firefighters responded to 7-year-old Andy Sanchez's home and found he cousin in trouble.
"My cousin Matthew was riding my bike and I pushed him and his feet got stuck on the pedal and the firefighters had to break the pedal," Sanchez says.
Firefighter union president Thomas Cunningham says, " they did everything they could not to ruin the bike to free the child but unfortunately they had to use the rabbit cutters to basically cut the bike apart."
While Matthew was fine, the firefighters weren't satisfied. "We were all kids and it would be tragic to lose a bike that way so the guys came back and had the idea to purchase some bikes," Cunningham said.
With funding from the Northside Naples Kiwanis Club, they bought new bikes for both Andy and his cousin, complete with new helmets and bike locks.
Cunningham says it's what any firefighter would do. "That's firemen. Firemen want to make people happy, we're there to help."