But as Zoe rebuilt her sense of self as she battled through her health problems, she needed something, and this technology happened to be the thing her brain reached out to.

I found out why as our time together wore on: she felt so restrained and bound by her body and life’s limitations, and here was this tiny flying machine that she could… become. Without her flying goggles on, she was a smart and depressed working-class 24-year-old who wasn’t sure what her life would hold. But when she put on the goggles and sent her drone into the sky, she could fly.

This wasn’t the story we expected to find when we went out to the Drone National Championships. But that’s what we found. And the next thing I knew, we were sitting in a field by a parking lot in Sacramento, watching a young, fearless woman try not to crash." 

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  • @Chris: Anytime! 

  • Nice story.  Thanks for posting it.

  • Great story and wonderful to see this type of coverage. Promoting the personalities and personal struggles of competitors is important to any sport or competition - especially emerging ones.

    It is a shame that she was unable to continue competing due to incorrectly mapped RC channels. I once made the same error while making quick changes to a micro 250 and had to put the drone down with my bare hands. It is an easy mistake to make.
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  • Nice!

  • Wow so inspiring! 

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