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Who are we and why do we Fold?

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scott@bjorn3d
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2020/02/08 07:42:01 (permalink)
I thought it would be fun to let each other know something about us for just getting to know each other better.
 
So I am Scott Sherman and live in Eufaula, AL with my wife, daughter, my grandson and granddaughter.  I own my IT firm and for over 10 years was principle owner of Bjorn3D.com  I got into Folding back in 2005 when an friend of mine had cancer and thought it would be nice to try to help scientist maybe find a cure.  So I setup the Bjorn3D team and off I went Folding.  In 2009 my daughter was given 2 months to live due to her having cancer.  That really kicked up my Folding and that is why you might see old Folders on my team with the -Stephanie behind there names.  Well she survived and has two wonderful children.  In 2014 I was diagnosed with bladder cancer and with faith , doctors and technology I am cancer free at the moment.  In 2018 my wife was diagnosed with skin cancer on her wrist and had to have surgery to remove it.  So she now has a nice 7 inch long scar.  Anyway that is my story and I run 2 computers 24/7 Folding away for the cause.


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    bcavnaugh
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    Re: Who are we and why do we Fold? 2020/02/08 07:48:30 (permalink)
    Each Fold for what they believe in or for the EVGA Bucks for some members.
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    Re: Who are we and why do we Fold? 2020/02/10 23:42:29 (permalink)
    Thanks for sharing, Scott.  I was curious to learn what happened with your team.



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    scott@bjorn3d
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    Re: Who are we and why do we Fold? 2020/02/11 04:01:53 (permalink)
    DrSchmidt
    Thanks for sharing, Scott.  I was curious to learn what happened with your team.




    Yeah I left the site about 5 or 6 years ago so the team is mine and I am basically the team with some help from time to time.  Since I founded it to fight cancer I can not give up on it, I have been asked to join EVGA team many times but I would hate to see all the others and myself put in to let her go away.


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    Re: Who are we and why do we Fold? 2020/02/12 08:29:16 (permalink)
    We lost my Great Aunt to Alzheimer's when I was in High School. Once I found out about folding and had the equipment to put towards it, I started folding for all causes, and haven't stopped since. And have no plans to ever stop, only increase production over time.
    Fold on brothers. 

    Folding equipment - 2070, 1650S, 1050ti, 980 - All EVGA



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    Re: Who are we and why do we Fold? 2020/02/12 09:52:11 (permalink)
    I've been folding off and one since about 2004 if I remember right but have taken some large breaks in there do to changes in life circumstances.  I honestly don't 100% remember how I came across but it is something that potentially help find a cure for a medical condition both my brother and our children will inherit.  I believe I started off folding on an AMD AthlonXP 1400+ laptop which got 25-50 ppd, I never would have imagined I'd ever get to 1 million points total let alone 2.5M PPD as I currently am
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    Re: Who are we and why do we Fold? 2020/02/13 21:33:00 (permalink)
    Heart disease, is in the family. I'm next in line.


    post edited by Sajin - 2020/02/14 14:03:36
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