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Riding Shotgun With Charlie

Aug 13, 2019

Riding Shotgun With Charlie
Shaky Dave Smith
Parkinson's Shooter

I got to have breakfast with one of the most humble people you could ever meet. Shaky Dave Smith.  He's had Parkinson's Disease for about 8 years.  He's gone from being a regular 'able bodied' person to completely disabled with the disease.  But he didn't let that stop him.  He discovered "gun therapy".  

Shooting for Dave raises the dopamine levels that are lost when someone has Parkinson's. This is how he uses shooting as a means of dealing with his disease. I watched another interview with him.  When he holds a rifle, made by F-1 Firearms, his shaking stops.  Its pretty incredible. 

I was able to talk with Dave and ask how he became knows as Parkinson's Shooter. He really takes it to heart.  As a matter of fact, he spent the last week in Sweden competing at the Rifle World Shoot. 
He was speaking at the DC Project in Washington when I caught up with him. I only spent a couple days with the ladies, but he spent the whole week with them!
My two take away lines from him while editing the show were:
"Focus on every day and every shot...kind of like life in general"
" An unexpected turn in an alpha male's life".

We never know what life is going to hand us.  But its super important how we handle it. 
You can find him very active on social media. 
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