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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2017/07/26 05:26:37 (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.
 
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Welcome Jason,
Mate I feel for you, We lost our first the same way,
We now have 2 healthy boy's that are 11 and 13.... Best wishes to you both..

 


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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2017/11/02 11:27:52 (permalink)
I'm folding for a few reasons.

My wife whom is 28yrs old, had a bout already with Kidney Cancer.

My grandfather who passed away a few years ago, was found with multiple forms of cancer including lung cancer whom of which he had never smoked. He was also found with bone cancer as well.  For a man who was never really sick, experienced a heart attack of which doctors could never explain why as he was a very healthy Active man. I fold to someday enable the medical community ways to treat effectively, or find the reason as to why cancer acts like it does. To put the effort into making it where one day someone else wont loose an integral part of their family, the heart of the family like we did.

This is why I fold, and the reasons why I fold.




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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2017/12/21 17:46:09 (permalink)

 
I fold because I care :)
 
 


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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2018/01/01 03:29:44 (permalink)
Dear all, I hope this project still alive and in working stat. for researches to fight with cancer and more disease in world. 
Sad point that I do support many programs by contributing and donating some fee, the "sad" point is about FAH - I never heard about it before, what mean PIAR is not working 
and I think by statistics its mean that there is more people like me that would be glad to join this project, but can not become never heard about it. 
We do have many social sources to make projects like FAH to be successful and know in all around world. 
I hope that joining this project will help to save more people and will give some data for since people to r&d new solution's for disease. 
Best wishes to all.
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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2018/01/30 12:11:09 (permalink)
 
The Topic is "Why We Fold -- Daily Journal"
Please Be respectful of our Team and for those of us who have lost loved ones.
 
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post edited by Cool GTX - 2018/01/30 12:42:39

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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2018/01/30 12:38:45 (permalink)
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PLEASE follow the intent of the thread --> read the first post if it is not clear to you that this is NOT a Discussion thread

 
I Fold in memory of my sister who lost her battle and for other loved ones than are currently fighting the good fight
 
It is my way of giving back for the Greater Good for all

post edited by Cool GTX - 2018/01/30 12:45:30

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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2018/01/31 09:27:09 (permalink)
I fold for my grandparents who both succumbed to horrible medical fates. My grandfather, as a young man, was a lumberjack in Canada who emigrated to the United States and then became a house painter. He fell off ladders several times, only to miraculously get up and continue his work. He succumbed to dementia in his old age. There is also a history of cancer in my family.
 
When I look at my electric bill each month, it's usually $30 - $40 more on average than if I wasn't donating computer folding time. It doesn't faze me in the least -- someday a medical or biophysical brainiac will make a medical discovery akin to Einstein's brilliant moment in the early 20th Century, when he derived his Laws of Relativity. Hopefully, my small contribution will make a difference, and cures will be invented in the near future.
 
And ... lastly ... here's hoping that all of our contributions will be used to produce reasonably costing medicines and treatments, and that moral and ethical drug companies will make it so, to the benefit of all humankind. <soapbox off >




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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2018/05/22 20:45:35 (permalink)
4 Billion milestone achieved in 21 months
 
Dedicated in loving memory of my sister Debbie who left us too soon, 2 years ago
 
I continue to Fold for other loved ones than are currently fighting the good fight

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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2018/05/24 08:44:18 (permalink)
Cool GTX
4 Billion milestone achieved in 21 months
 
Dedicated in loving memory of my sister Debbie who left us too soon, 2 years ago
 
I continue to Fold for other loved ones than are currently fighting the good fight


Stunning effort,  Congrats.
And keep move forward to find a cure... we ALL are..
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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2018/05/24 12:51:06 (permalink)
Wow almost 10 years of folding. Time goes by so fast. I continue folding for the same reason as I first started, Contribute to cures. Fold on gang!!!

               
                    


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Re: Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2018/05/24 14:10:18 (permalink)
Why do I fold?  To find a cure???  I SURE hope so!!!  I'd also be happy with better treatments that didn't leave you so weak.
But it's also for those I've lost..... 
 
My Father and his Dad to cancer
One of my Fathers' Brother fighting cancer now
My Fathers youngest Brother had cancer is in remission 
My Step-Grandfather Dad's side lost to cancer
My Mothers Dad lost to cancer
7 - Aunts and Uncles to my parents lost to cancer
My cousin and her mother to Huntington's 
Two friends of my moms now have Alzheimer's 
And a good Friend was just diagnosed with early stages of Parkinson's 
 
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Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2018/09/12 13:05:14 (permalink)
I feel ashamed for the hours I've mined useless coins.... I wish you the best Teknogroovie, I'm also folding about a month now but mostly using my CPU and sometimes also my GPU.
I had first started using BOINC which is a suite that includes F@H and other similar projects, it has also many projects that are not related to drugs and curing diseases.

Anyway my first time folding or crunching as I remember it was called in BOINC was because I was researching cryptocoins and I learnt about Gridcoin which was rewarding people for crunching on BOINC.
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Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2018/12/13 14:55:44 (permalink)
My dad died of lung cancer 4 years ago, but that was after experimental targeted therapies had extended his life by almost 2 years after a stage 4 diagnosis. He had just started treatment with a promising new agent which was working spectacularly against his tumor when a routine hospital visit for a cough evolved into superbug-powered double pneumonia and killed him. HAP sucks... I loved that man... When good, irreplaceable people that you love die, they just leave a gaping hole in your existence where they used to be. And I guess FAH is my way of trying to fill that void with something.
 
Been obsessed with folding ever since. Went from <100,000PPD to >16MMPPD at one point. Got a bunch of friends and family to fold with me... That's my story...
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Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2018/12/13 23:29:18 (permalink)
Sorry for your loss and thanks for sharing.

 


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Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2019/04/07 22:56:18 (permalink)
 
 
It was nine years ago today that I awoke to the sounds of a coffee pot percolating. I sat up knowing something was not right and realized that the sound was not a coffee pot. It was the sound of my Father's last breaths. I sat by his side for over a month, night after night after the Doctor said he has about a month to live. Nine years ago today, Is why I fold.
To me, He was a ROCK and still is. He was also my Mothers Rock and she couldn't bear to be without him and passed 4 months and seventeen days after. They were a solid couple of over fifty years and were in their early 70's, not fair.  I can not express the amount of pain writing this brings my way and I hope by saying that it may speak volumes to how I feel. Ripped! From the inside. This is why I fold.  
They should have had they're golden years to enjoy. I can not come up with a cure, I am an HVAC tech, who busts his ass to make his mortgage  with a super high electric bill because I fold. I skip lunches to fold. I skip vacations to fold. I skip a lot of things just to fold. My tips go to the cause, be it a used mobo and gfx cards from ebay. Quite a bit from my paycheck also goes to the cause, and my wife understands. Financially, We hurt due to folding. The hurt is to give others hope that we were not given 9 years ago today.  
To the buck folders complaining about the point increase, do what you can, please and thank you. Just don't stop being the person to hold the door open when one little ol lady forgets to say "Thank You".
 
 

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Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2019/04/16 23:43:40 (permalink)
I started folding back in 2013 wanting to do something good with my pc. 
Today is my dad's 3rd chemo. Each chemo was 5 hr long. When we found out he has high grade lymphoma back in January, we thought he will be leaving us soon, because he was in such bad condition. The medicines use on my dad's lymphoma is incredible. His appetite is back and able to walk half a mile without assistance. 
Now I am folding hoping others can enjoy life and be with their love ones. 
 
 
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Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2019/04/17 15:31:12 (permalink)
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I started folding back in 2013 wanting to do something good with my pc. 
Today is my dad's 3rd chemo. Each chemo was 5 hr long. When we found out he has high grade lymphoma back in January, we thought he will be leaving us soon, because he was in such bad condition. The medicines use on my dad's lymphoma is incredible. His appetite is back and able to walk half a mile without assistance. 
Now I am folding hoping others can enjoy life and be with their love ones. 
 

^ Great news. It makes me happy to read things like this. I have quite a few friends, family, coworkers,,, who have beaten  lymphoma and other diseases and I feel  that we are making a difference.

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Re:Why We Fold -- Daily Journal 2019/04/17 15:44:42 (permalink)
My Dad, who passed 10 years ago on May 6, at 6:10AM in Port Arthur Texas (I remember so well, since I was there to hear him draw
his last breath...) died of a stroke..but..
 
He had severe lung cancer as well, and had had a lung removed because of it...I appreciate everyone who folds....
 
I sporadically do... not as much as I should..but to those of you who do it every day, 24 hours per day...
 
I raise a glass...much respect
 
 

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