Posted on the FRC Blog, 1/18/17: http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/blog/2017-snow-don-update
Snow and Don Update
Written by FIRST Staff, 2017 JAN 18.
This portion of the blog written by Bad Guy Frank.
FIRST Robotics Competition teams in several areas are experiencing delays, and in some case extended delays, in being able to work on their robots because schools are shut down due to weather. I understand how frustrating this can be. Everyone is anxious to get to work, and everyone wants to build the best robot they can. Losing build days does not help. However, individual teams everywhere need to deal with unexpected adverse events that do not affect others. This is an intended part of the challenge that comes along with a limited build season. And as the saying goes ‘adversity builds character’*.
I think the times you are most likely to remember are the times when you did something amazing against the odds. This can be one of those times. Figure it out, work through it, make it happen. I believe in our teams.
Written by Frank Merrick.
Just about the best of all possible news. I had said in an earlier blog that FIRST President Don Bossi had undergone surgery for colon cancer. He left the hospital Friday, two days earlier than anticipated, is no longer taking painkillers and is walking nearly two miles per day on his treadmill. Also, last night he got the biopsy results back, and the cancer appears not to have spread. As of right now, he won’t need chemo or radiation. This is all great news!
We’ve been keeping Don up to date on all the well-wishes we’ve been seeing coming in from teams. Don said “The incredible outpouring of support from the FIRST staff and community definitely made my recovery easier and stronger.” A huge thanks to everyone for all the support and encouragement!
- With some evidence.