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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2015/10/15 19:11:00 (permalink)
Why I fold?
 
I gotta say that I fold for my grandmother, who died of Parkinson's before I was even old enough to remember her. I fold for my 21 year old cousin who was diagnosed with cancer (who's thankfully recovered) but missed three years of nursing school because of it. Just today I now fold for TotalBiscuit, who after having been in the clear has been diagnosed with several spots on his liver, with a 2-3 year life expectancy.
 
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Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2015/11/04 13:36:36 (permalink)
I recommend to everyone here, watch the Ken Burns documentary Cancer: The Emperor of all Maladies on Netflix. It is a great reminder to why we fold.
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Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2016/01/12 05:51:39 (permalink)
First off, much respect for those lost, no mathematical algorithm can bring them back, but maybe we can help stop the next from going.
 
I'm thankful that I know no one currently suffering that need this type of scientific assistance, but the day is coming, sooner or later.  Science takes years to verify and years for R&D and years more for clinical trials, we as people need as much head start as possible. 
 
On a lighter note, I'll also promise that if I win the Powerball I'll run at least a half dozen hardcore folding rigs. 
 
I fold for all.  -Jason
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Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2016/02/11 12:34:04 (permalink)
I fold for my sister that died from Uterine cancer that was malignant and ate up her body.
I fold for my Mother whom no longer recognizes her only son.
I fold for anyone that has to deal with any life threatening diseases.
I also for selfish reasons, fold for myself and my Bladder cancer that I have to fight everyday against.
 
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Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2016/03/06 09:59:06 (permalink)
That's not selfish at all James.
I fold for my Father who died many years ago from a cancer he beat, only to have it come back with a vengeance a year later. I fold for my cousins that died at a young age from cancer. I fold for my mother who has Alzheimer's,and dementia. I have witnessed many times the wicked path, Alzheimer's takes the victim and also the families. I also fold for my teammates, that I have come to know through folding and have become quite fond of.
I fold for a hope of some day, we no longer have to fear a diagnosis of cancer.
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Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2016/05/25 22:45:47 (permalink)
I fold in memory of my uncle Jeremy who passed away two weeks ago, he was 78, so he led a long life in comparison to many of the people you all fold for.  Uncle Jeremy was a pretty inspirational person to me, I didn't get to spend much time with him at all, but he was someone who I greatly respected and liked.  He was born in a very small farming community in New Zealand, the youngest of three brothers (my father being the middle son), he graduated from Canterbury University in New Zealand, and went to Oxford where he gained a PhD in Physics.  He spend most of his life in the US as an academic, even having some time with CERN.
 
He was mentally very active, and physically also very active, greatly enjoying running half marathons.  Parkinson's took his life.  
 
For the living I fold for my daughter Kim, she is healthy and amazing.  As a father my role is to keep her safe, folding is something I can do that may assist that. 
 
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Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2016/05/25 23:35:41 (permalink)
Welcome Brendan, Thanks for sharing your story.
 
Any questions, this Awesome Team will always help.
 
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Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2016/06/21 13:27:37 (permalink)
Karma.  You can never have too much karma.  I'm not buddhist, but the basic concept of karma applies in my religion as well.  If you do something good for others, then it is rewarded back to you.
 
And if I ever develop Alzheimers maybe by the time I get it they will discover a treatment for it with this kind of work.
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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2016/07/07 06:37:11 (permalink)
Hello again,
 
One of my good friends I'm still in touch with from middle school as a kid just this winter BEAT cancer, 10 years clean. 
 
Four months later; re-diagnosed with a different type of cancer.  Personally I truly believe in the saying 'God Helps Those Who Help Themselves", let's keep on it folks.  Even if only 5% of this data helps our friends and family someday, for a cancer patient, 5% better odds is never a bad thing.
 
Best Wishes, Jason.

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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2016/07/20 04:47:02 (permalink)
Welcome Jason.
Best wishes to your friend, hope he can beat this cancer also.
 
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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2016/10/07 05:16:11 (permalink)
At my core I guess I fold because I'm just angry.  Angry that cancer took both my grandpas (stomach & colon), angry at hearing people at church have gotten bad diagnoses, angry at reading on Facebook how a friend of a friend lost their battle.  It's not just cancer either - this runs the gamut from ALS, MS and Parkinson's to Alzheimer's/Dementia.  I'm angry that friends, family.......hell, anyone really, has to live with and suffer through these diseases and I'm hoping that within my lifetime, the results of this will pay off.


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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2016/10/08 07:56:36 (permalink)
I fold for the same reason I donate blood. The same reason I put my loose change in the Salvation Army bucket (and the Ronald McDonald House bin at McDonalds).
I fold because it does good, and because I can.
Fortunately I haven't lost anyone close to me from disease.


 
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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2016/10/08 07:58:49 (permalink)
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I fold for the same reason I donate blood. The same reason I put my loose change in the Salvation Army bucket (and the Ronald McDonald House bin at McDonalds).
I fold because it does good, and because I can.
Fortunately I haven't lost anyone close to me from disease.


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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2016/10/08 16:28:41 (permalink)
I may have posted before, but I'll post this in case I forgot.
I fold for my extended family. My Grandfather died of Cancer and one of my Uncles suffers from Parkinsons. I also want to help find cures for other diseases as well. Every little bit helps in my opinion.

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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2016/11/19 02:22:44 (permalink)
I fold for my family.  Specifically my uncle who has recently been diagnosed with Parkinsons. 
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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2017/03/28 06:27:35 (permalink)
Figured I'd update against my previous post, last time I was here I was folding for my friend who was dealing with her 2nd bout with cancer and in my personal belief, God has blessed her with great results.  Also 7 months ago we lost our first unborn child, just wasn't meant to be, but good news has come in the form of a heartbeat last week - hopefully no one here knows me personally, no spoilers.  ;)

Still folding away (and just double down with a new GPU), no one gets out of here alive, but I'd like an extended stay for all.  Best wishes to all.
 
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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2017/03/28 06:49:20 (permalink)
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Figured I'd update against my previous post, last time I was here I was folding for my friend who was dealing with her 2nd bout with cancer and in my personal belief, God has blessed her with great results.  Also 7 months ago we lost our first unborn child, just wasn't meant to be, but good news has come in the form of a heartbeat last week - hopefully no one here knows me personally, no spoilers.  ;)

Still folding away (and just double down with a new GPU), no one gets out of here alive, but I'd like an extended stay for all.  Best wishes to all.
 
-Jason


Congrats! Very good news.


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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2017/03/28 07:31:02 (permalink)
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Figured I'd update against my previous post, last time I was here I was folding for my friend who was dealing with her 2nd bout with cancer and in my personal belief, God has blessed her with great results.  Also 7 months ago we lost our first unborn child, just wasn't meant to be, but good news has come in the form of a heartbeat last week - hopefully no one here knows me personally, no spoilers.  ;)

Still folding away (and just double down with a new GPU), no one gets out of here alive, but I'd like an extended stay for all.  Best wishes to all.
 
-Jason


Congrats! Very good news.




Thanks brother, as you can tell I'm excited and my wife tells all her coworkers and I work at home so I'll go the EVGA peeps.  :D

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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2017/03/28 10:35:57 (permalink)
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Figured I'd update against my previous post, last time I was here I was folding for my friend who was dealing with her 2nd bout with cancer and in my personal belief, God has blessed her with great results.  Also 7 months ago we lost our first unborn child, just wasn't meant to be, but good news has come in the form of a heartbeat last week - hopefully no one here knows me personally, no spoilers.  ;)

Still folding away (and just double down with a new GPU), no one gets out of here alive, but I'd like an extended stay for all.  Best wishes to all.
 
-Jason

Congrats on the hopefully good news. My wife and I went through some troubles of our own I. That department. Luckily our baby girl came out ok through all the complications. I'll try and keep you in my prayers.

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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2017/03/28 10:55:55 (permalink)
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maj28
Figured I'd update against my previous post, last time I was here I was folding for my friend who was dealing with her 2nd bout with cancer and in my personal belief, God has blessed her with great results.  Also 7 months ago we lost our first unborn child, just wasn't meant to be, but good news has come in the form of a heartbeat last week - hopefully no one here knows me personally, no spoilers.  ;)

Still folding away (and just double down with a new GPU), no one gets out of here alive, but I'd like an extended stay for all.  Best wishes to all.
 
-Jason

Congrats on the hopefully good news. My wife and I went through some troubles of our own I. That department. Luckily our baby girl came out ok through all the complications. I'll try and keep you in my prayers.



Much appreciated sir, definitely seems to hit the mothers the hardest...  I expect we're the practical half chipping away with our research support and whatnot - finding solutions where we can.

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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2017/04/28 15:29:20 (permalink)
informative thread.  Sounds like folding is a llloot of work though =(
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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2017/04/28 18:09:53 (permalink)
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informative thread.  Sounds like folding is a llloot of work though =(


The PC does most of the work, and the scientists. We are part of it, in our capacity. Your hardware, and electricity.  If you are interested we would love to have as much help as we can find. We have a great team of people! 
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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2017/05/09 01:41:36 (permalink)
I decided to fold for the sake of improving society and furthering medical science. You can't really expect the world to become a better place if you don't do anything to address it's issues.
 
Although I have no close personal relationship with the diseases folding is involved with, they are none the less terrifying. Hopefully we can help with understanding these diseases at their core, and thus unlock better treatment and prevention for them.



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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2017/05/25 15:16:31 (permalink)
My sister is a cancer survivor and a high-level nurse.
But I fold for the competition and bragging rights.
 
 Mostly.
 
 

Now that vorsholk has stopped his abuse, I'm returning to folding.
 I no longer MOO due to abuses by certain "whales" in the Gridcoin community - so I now work the Distributed.net project directly again.
 
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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2017/05/25 15:19:33 (permalink)
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My sister is a cancer survivor and a high-level nurse.
But I fold for the competition and bragging rights.
 
 Mostly.

You forgot Coin!

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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2017/05/26 15:00:30 (permalink)
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My sister is a cancer survivor and a high-level nurse.
But I fold for the competition and bragging rights.
 
 Mostly.

You forgot Coin!




 I was folding before the coin option existed - but that's why I said "mostly". 
 
 9-)
 

Now that vorsholk has stopped his abuse, I'm returning to folding.
 I no longer MOO due to abuses by certain "whales" in the Gridcoin community - so I now work the Distributed.net project directly again.
 
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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2017/06/20 05:05:13 (permalink)
I started folding a couple of weeks ago. I think it's the perfect way to give back as I consider myself very fortunate and blessed. While I don't currently have any sicknesses of my own, there have been some in my family. Finding cures or new medicines to combat these diseases would just be awesome. It's fulfilling to contribute to any sort of research or advancement in treatment towards any disease.  

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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2017/07/25 08:35:06 (permalink)
I have just read some of the posts on this thread, never heard of folding before, but i will start it tonight as soon as i get home. I did not have any of the mentioned situations, but if i can help in some way, i will. 

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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2017/07/25 09:03:46 (permalink)
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I have just read some of the posts on this thread, never heard of folding before, but i will start it tonight as soon as i get home. I did not have any of the mentioned situations, but if i can help in some way, i will. 


Glad to see you joining our Team bguerra. I will keep a watch for you to set you banner and link up for you.
I have just lost a dear friend myself to Cancer and us just another reason why I Fold. 
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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2017/07/25 09:21:57 (permalink)
Sorry to hear that bcavnaugh , i should be able to get it running tonight, if not i'll ask for help.

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