KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- FOX 4 Problem Solvers were back at the Northeast Kansas City home of 94-year-old Frank "Bo Bo" Nickerson. The cantankerous but lovable senior whom Problem Solvers had been trying to help get a power chair that actually has some power.
We first told viewers about Bo Bo's power chair problems on Monday. By Friday, the offers of help were pouring in. On Friday, Problem Solvers surprised Bo Bo with a slightly used $11,000 power chair that two FOX 4 viewers from the Northland had anonymously donated.
To put it mildly, Bo Bo was thrilled.
"Well, it works," he said smiling.
In fact, Bo Bo hadn't seen this kind of power from a power chair in years -- ever since his started slowing down.
"Look out here comes Grouchy," said Bo Bo as he rolled down the ramp in front of his home.
He was clearly grateful, not only to the anonymous couple who gave him the chair, but to FOX 4 and the man above.
"Thanks to you old boy," he said pointing a finger skyward.
Then, like any man with a new toy, Bo Bo wheeled off to show his new chair to his friend Howard Ford.
"That's my buddy," said Ford as Bo Bo rolled up.
"I like that chair," yelled Ford's wife Elaine from the porch.
"Yeah it's a lot better than the old one," Bo Bo said.
And with that he tipped his hat and headed home. At full speed.