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sad news about Robin Hastings

Posted: Sun, Oct 18 2020, 02:00:44 pm
by Tonofbricks
Robin Hastings, long time fixture in the USA Hang Gliding community, was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer that has spread to his liver.

Any assistance greatly appreciated.

I created this GoFundMe. Although he has insurance, much of his treatments are out of network, and there are travel and other expenses.

https://gf.me/u/y4jcy8


Robin Hastings has been a fixture in the US Hang Gliding community for over 40 years. His articles have been published in USHPA magazine and elsewhere. Always willing to mentor and assist new pilots, he selflessly provided rides to the Dry Canyon launch for the last 30 years, destroying at least one 4x4 truck on the terrible road. Friend to hangies and baggies alike, he has served in multiple capacities in the Rio Grande Soaring Association, where he is currently Secretary.

In addition to be being an expert HG pilot with over 5000 flights, he as an accomplished amateur astronomer, physicist and gymnast.

He is now in the fight of his life and needs our help! In late September 2020, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer that has spread to his liver. He is only 66 years old, in great shape other than this malady, and has many years of flying ahead if we can help him beat this. As you all know, pancreatic cancer is aggressive so there is no time to waste.


Thanks,

Steve Crye

Posted: Mon, Oct 19 2020, 01:52:24 am
by Col.r
Sounds like Robin is one of the good guys Your a good friend helping out your mate-best wishes from over here..

Posted: Mon, Oct 19 2020, 11:49:29 pm
by Tonofbricks
Col.r wrote:Sounds like Robin is one of the good guys Your a good friend helping out your mate-best wishes from over here..
Thanks for the kind words. If any of you know anyone who might help, please share it with them.

Steve