Photo by Phil Weston
For 55 years, Ray Fiset has helped people
who have lost something at EAA fly-ins—from a bag with 12 pennies to a
$300,000 diamond-studded watch.
But Fiset could not make it to Oshkosh
this year; he is in a Quebec hospital after a fall from his wheelchair
this past June. According to Fiset’s cousin, Richard Fiset, doctors
say he suffered a brain hemorrhage from a fall, causing him to lose use
of his arms as well as speech and causing breathing difficulties.
Even though doctors say nothing can be
done to treat the hemorrhage, Ray, who was nearly killed in 1957 when
struck on the head by a propeller, remains optimistic. On Sunday his
cousin said he has seen improvement in Ray, who’s regaining some
speech and movement in his arms. AVT
Get well cards can be sent to Ray Fiset
at the following address:
7917 Wilfrid Hamel Blvd.
Quebec, Quebec, Canada