Skip to comments.Ohio man, 87, skydives to aid sick great-grandson
Posted on 05/26/2013 1:31:17 PM PDT by oxcartEdited on 05/26/2013 1:33:28 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
WAYNESVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- An 87-year-old World War II veteran has parachuted from a plane in an Ohio to support his ailing great-grandson.
Clarence Turner of Fairfield made the jump Saturday with an instructor. He says he wanted to generate attention for the plight of 10-month-old Julian Couch, who suffers from a lung disease that could require a transplant.
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Sold seats to spectators?? Sounds like a neat idea.
Takes close to a million dollars just for starters, then expensive meds for the rest of his life. Probably the lungs will start to reject at some point, and then the need for another tx.
It ain’t easy. Maybe some day there will be a good mechanical replacement for lungs that will work long term. That would be weird, being turned into a cyber breather.
Great idea! I have Pulmonary Fibrosis. To old for a transplant, but this might work.
With new technology, they should be able to print one in the very near future. If you’ve heard of 3D printing, this is how they’ll do it, only with biological tissue instead of with plastic.
Well I could see one being seeded that way. It would have to actually grow together to be of any practical use.
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