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    Question Why do you Fold?

    Well, as many of you may already know, I lost my Mother, 24 years ago this August 12th that just passed... 12 days before my 16th birthday, Cancer took her from me... It took Cancer less than 2 months from diagnosis to death...
    I still think of her everyday and I am Folding in her remembrance...

    Cancer has also taken some other family members, such as Uncles, Aunts and Cousins...

    Currently, my beautiful 19 year old neice has Cancer of the uterus.
    Such a shame as she is young and has no children. Of course, thanks to Cancer, she will never have the ability...

    I know how hard it has been on me having to deal with the losses Cancer has dealt. My hopes are that a cure/prevention can be found to prevent other children from losing their Mother, if no other reason at all...


    Yes, Folding is very personal to me...
    I was wondering if you guys would share your reasons for Folding...

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    My mother died of cancer 25 years ago. She also died in August Ken.

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    I Fold hoping there's a cure that can be found and i'll keep folding until there is ! I lost so many family members to cancer and other illnesses. As for myself, well, i just keep praying and Folding.

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    Why I decided to fold

    Lost an aunt to cancer, a niece to cancer, wife's mother has alzimers(sp), and am just hoping what little I can do will speed the finding of a cure for just anything.
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    Prostate Cancer survivor, too late for me with a cure, but maybe I can help save others just like me. Wife brest cancer. Cured.

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    i do it just to do it, it makes me feel good to maybe help find a cure for whatever. i mean it kinda makes me feel guilty if my CPU is just idleing and not doing anything, ya know might as well give back something to help someone, however little it is.
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    I think most of us have lost a family member, friend, ect. to cancer. I too have lost a few family members to cancer. I think fold or Genomeing can help in finding a cure for cancer and all the horrible deseases out there. And plus its a good thing to fold, It makes me feel good that Im helping out in anyway that I can.

    Fold On!!

    Illini25

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    basically do it just to do it
    same way snake said...

    If I wouldn't be folding I'd be Crunching WUs for Seti still...

    when I originally started crunching WUs for seti it seemed to be a good reason to leave the comp on for..

    later on when Folding first came out..I said screw seti..
    F@H actually has a point behind it and is a LOT more usefull so I did that...

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    As many others, I have lost family members to cancer, Parkinson's etc, and hope that by folding I can help to find a cure for one of mankinds diseases.

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    My reasons:

    In early 2000 I spent 3 months driving back and forth to a hospital 2 1/2 hours from home, wondering if the love of my life was going to live or die. She had a ruptured intestine due to an undiagnosed case of Crohn's disease. She lived. Progress is being made in a search for the cure (NOD-2, Chromosome 16 and Chromosome 12).

    My Grandfather died of a disease that presented similarly to ALS. His alert mind was trapped in a body that wouldn't function.

    My Grandmother died of lung cancer.

    Too many people dying.... too much we can do about it. That's why I donate 24/7 Folding.

    Ivan

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    why I fold

    I started folding to try to help find cures and because it was fun, kind of like racing computers with a purpose.

    Now I fold for Annette.
    Folding like a Fiend

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    My reason is very personal also. While this may not lead to a direct link to my son's illness (he is suffers from paranoid schizophrenia), maybe it will someday get us closer to understanding this terrible illness whose cause is unknown and which has no known cure.
    They told (us) to open up the Embassy, or "we'll blow you away." And then they looked up and saw the Marines on the roof with these really big guns, and they said in Somali, "Igaralli ahow," which means "Excuse me, I didn't mean it, my mistake".

    Karen Aquilar, in the U.S. Embassy; Mogadishu, Somalia, 1991

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    I, too have friends and family who lost their lives or are currently suffering due to cancer..................TIME FOR A CURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    .............just started folding yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    *3x siblings....two before I was born, one after (all Leukemia)
    *Father right after I graduated college (inoperable brain tumor)
    **2x Uncles, one who smoked a pack of Winnies a day since he was 12, (throat cancer) but the other a nationally famous neuro-surgeon who never smoked (prostate cancer)
    *room-mate from college a couple of months ago (leukemia related)
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    i lsot my grandfather to cancer but i fold for the stats. i do the right thign for the wrong reason. oh well

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    It all counts big guy. It all counts.

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    Originally posted by YARDofSTUF
    i lsot my grandfather to cancer but i fold for the stats. i do the right thign for the wrong reason. oh well
    Hehe...I too like to see my name rising up the chart..

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    Thumbs up

    We all Fold for our own reasons...
    There really is no right or wrong reason...
    The main thing is that we all DO IT!!!!

    So come on, the rest of you team members, let's hear why you Fold!

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    Besides the good for humanity....I also wanted this puter to actually count for something.

    Ken's first posts about Folding a long time ago, had me hooked. I had a p200 and didn't even bother..but jumped at the chance as soon as I had built this new rig.....been smiling ever since my first protien...

    Actually I started Gnoming first and switched when I read up more on what the differences were.

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