Pro Wrestler offers to help victims in Boston - WNCT

Pro Wrestler offers to help victims in Boston

Posted: Updated:
Steve Chamberland, professional wrestler, started 50 legs, a foundation to provide prosthetic legs. He recently donated legs for the lifetime of the little girl who lost both in mower accident, now he is traveling to Boston to help the victims of the bomb Steve Chamberland, professional wrestler, started 50 legs, a foundation to provide prosthetic legs. He recently donated legs for the lifetime of the little girl who lost both in mower accident, now he is traveling to Boston to help the victims of the bomb
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

Steve Chamberland is a large, muscular man. He spends some of his time in the ring as a professional wrestler.

When you meet him, you notice his size and his unmistakable New England accent.

Earlier this week, Chamberland made news by offering to donate new prosthetic legs to two year old Ireland Nugent.

The little girl lost both of her feet in a lawn mower accident at her home.

On the very day Chamberland met with her family to offer the new legs, another tragedy was taking place in Boston.

As Chamberland sat with Ireland's family, he saw the news of the explosions at the Boston Marathon.

Soon after, some of his friends from Boston started to call.

Chamberland says, "Actually one of my friends that I went to high school with calls me and he goes, hey my cousin is one of the kids that lost his legs.  Hey do you think you can help and I'm like don't worry about it, we got it"

Chamberland runs a charity known as 50 Legs.  He helps raise funds to donate prosthetic limbs to families in need.

He plans to travel to Boston, to give families there hope and help.

"When you start something like this, you don't realize how big it's going to turn into and what it's going to turn into.", says Chamberland.

It's obvious when you see him, his arms are big.

Chamberland's heart is bigger than his biceps.

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @wflatampa

  • NewsMore>>

  • Tampa Day School principal arrested for molestation

    Tampa Day School principal arrested for molestation

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:52:13 GMT
    Larkin on TDS's website (left) and on the mugshot from HCSOLarkin on TDS's website (left) and on the mugshot from HCSO
    Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies arrested James Jerome Larkin, the principal of Tampa Day School, for lewd or lascivious molestation, according to the HCSO arrest inquiry web page.
    Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies arrested James Jerome Larkin, the principal of Tampa Day School, for lewd or lascivious molestation, according to the HCSO arrest inquiry web page.
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:40 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:40:41 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
  • Ukrainian militia rejects calls to leave buildings

    Ukrainian militia rejects calls to leave buildings

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:32 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:32:18 GMT
    Pro-Russian militiamen who control government buildings in eastern Ukraine are showing no sign of relenting despite a deal between Moscow and Kiev.
    Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine's east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said Friday they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns.
Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.