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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS FeedAirVenture misses Ray Fiset
By Barbara A. Schmitz

Ray Fiset
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:

G. Garneau
7917 Wilfrid Hamel Blvd.
Quebec, Quebec, Canada
G2G 1C8

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