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Delta Wing engineer Catherine Crawford is recovering in Italy after being diagnosed with a brain tumour and undergoing emergency surgery on Tuesday, March 29, 2016.

Crawford, who also serves as the Engineering Manager of Crawford Composites, was on trip to Rome when she developed a severe headache and other serious symptoms; the surgeons praising her husband Russ for his swift action in getting Catherine to hospital.

“Our family is here in Rome at present supporting Russ and Catherine,” the Crawford family statement read. “We acknowledge that the road to recovery will be a long one but the surgeons are encouraged by the progress Catherine has displayed already.

“We want to thank all who have expressed their support and love and at this time we respectfully request privacy.”

We send Catherine and her family our very best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.