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Old 01-19-2018, 02:47 AM   #221
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Can anyone tell me if dhays posted anything worth reading above?
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Old 01-19-2018, 03:48 AM   #222
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Originally Posted by menzies View Post
Can anyone tell me if dhays posted anything worth reading above?
As much as any other posts here. I guess?? I'm not sure that I understand your question. Unless you're just giving him a friendly jab.
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Old 01-19-2018, 05:30 AM   #223
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Originally Posted by Fletcher500 View Post
Here is another Drone use:

One of my best friends who I have known for 40 years and a class mate from school has MSA. He was a very active guy prior to becoming ill. Surfer, boater, free diver, and a marine surveyor for his occupation. He loved the ocean, and boating.

4 years ago he was diagnosed with MSA. His body has been shutting down over the past 4 years, and now he is relegated to his wheel chair and can't lift his arms or move. His mind is fully functional. It is a brutal disease.

When I see him, he still smiles and says he has "no complaints". I am amazed at his strength and often think I would not be handling it as well as he is.

Over the past year I have come to his house every couple weeks and fly the Drone from his living room. His house is located on a cliff over the ocean. Its not a mansion, just an older house they were able to buy at a very reasonable price 30 years ago when values were much lower.

He sits next to me, and I have the IPAd display propped in front of him so he gets a real time view of what the Drone sees. We look at the ocean scenes, and search for whales. Life outside his room which he cannot leave.

I was reluctant to post this story when this string first popped up, but there is my friends Drone story.
One can only hope that if they should end up like your friend they have a friend like you.
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