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Other => Computer Hope groups => [email protected] (Team: 67290) => Topic started by: Calum on June 22, 2009, 04:03:23 AM

Title: Personal reasons why we fold
Post by: Calum on June 22, 2009, 04:03:23 AM
Just thought this thread may be a good idea, to post any personal reasons why we fold.

That's as opposed to: the wider view of wanting to cure disease for the sake of it.  A fantastic mindset, but not personal.
The points-based view of "let's make the CH team better" - again, great for the science and some competitiveness, but not personal.


My personal reasons - my great aunt's partner, who she found late in life, died a few years back of pancreatic cancer.
Another great aunt died only a week ago, her last years were a nightmare due to Alzheimer's disease.
My dad's cousin, who was very close to him, died of pancreatic cancer too.

All these were traumatic events for my entire family, I was too young to really remember my dad's cousin Nigel but the wound opened by his death never healed.

I hope that the research enabled by projects like [email protected] can prevent future tragedies like this.  Knowing that I'm making a difference, however small, is a great feeling.

Please, feel free to share any of your personal reasons for folding in this thread.  Let's not make this a sad thread though - instead, it should be a thread of optimism and hope for the future, as well as happy memories for those this applies to.
Title: Re: Personal reasons why we fold
Post by: Computer Hope Admin on June 22, 2009, 03:15:14 PM
I'm helping because I enjoy helping in any way I can when it comes to helping people and especially when it comes to the potential of saving someones life.
Title: Re: Personal reasons why we fold
Post by: unlovedwarrior on June 26, 2009, 02:54:41 PM
my great aunt died of like bone marrow cancer i think and my great grandma has Alzheimer's disease and plus im not able to do live research so this is the next best thing for me
Title: Re: Personal reasons why we fold
Post by: Aegis on June 26, 2009, 04:35:15 PM
My mom's mother died of cancer at 78, though not terribly tragic -- hang with me as explain that she beat the cancer once, and had over a decade of good life afterward.  She beat the life expectancy, so it was not as she was struck down at a young age, which happens too often.

I fold, mainly, as warrior suggested -- I don't have the skills to research directly, so I can help in this way.
Title: Re: Personal reasons why we fold
Post by: Karnac on June 26, 2009, 05:33:43 PM
I fold because I already know there is extraterrestrial life.......and we have stuff to do at home.
Title: Re: Personal reasons why we fold
Post by: Aegis on June 26, 2009, 10:27:17 PM
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I fold because I already know there is extraterrestrial life.......and we have stuff to do at home.

Very clever!  I've done my share of SETI @ Home in the past.  I can't do both - I tried and my poor processors practically cry.  I opted for the company of all of you, you lucky people!  ::)   ;)
Title: Re: Personal reasons why we fold
Post by: Mulreay on June 27, 2009, 02:16:03 PM
My Father's sister, obviously my Aunt Gail started off with *censored* cancer, she had a double mastectamy (I don't know the spelling). The cancer spread through her blood to cause massive issues. Her lungs, liver, kidneys, glands and well lets just say she died many years before her time leaving two young boy's.. my cousins (she was in her 40's) My grandfather died of lung cancer even though he never smoked a day in his life. I fold because I don't want people to go through what I did. And to be selfish I don't want to go through it either. And because it's the right thing to do.
Title: Re: Personal reasons why we fold
Post by: Quantos on June 28, 2009, 11:24:29 PM
I lost a close friend to lymphoma.  It's also far more relevant to the 'Human Condition' than SETI is.

Nuff sed.
Title: Re: Personal reasons why we fold
Post by: Dustinator on July 01, 2009, 08:12:11 PM
My grandpa died of throat cancer if this can help find a cure I am on board.
Title: Re: Personal reasons why we fold
Post by: harry 48 on July 12, 2009, 04:52:56 PM

http://www.cftrust.org.uk/

my daughter died 11 years ago at the age of 22 with Cystic Fibrosis very few people live after the age of 30 , they all know it and try to live a full and busy life

Title: Re: Personal reasons why we fold
Post by: Aegis on July 12, 2009, 05:50:26 PM
Our condolences, Harry.  I can scarcely imagine what that must be like.
Title: Re: Personal reasons why we fold
Post by: Mulreay on July 12, 2009, 06:09:13 PM
http://www.cftrust.org.uk/
my daughter died 11 years ago at the age of 22 with Cystic Fibrosis very few people live after the age of 30 , they all know it and try to live a full and busy life

Parents should never out live there children and my heart goes out to you Harry.
Title: Re: Personal reasons why we fold
Post by: harry 48 on July 13, 2009, 12:52:24 PM
thank you both aegis and mulreay for your kind words , we must learn to cope , we are both very much into or grandchildren and i'm into the pc and ch as well , harry
Title: Re: Personal reasons why we fold
Post by: Aegis on July 13, 2009, 01:06:24 PM
Well, we are glad you found your way here, and you'll have to excuse how we act -- as Patio said in another thread,
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and if you hang around long enough you will come to realise we are just a group of wild baboons that no zoo in their right mind would take in and feed on a daily basis...
Title: Re: Personal reasons why we fold
Post by: harry 48 on July 13, 2009, 01:27:07 PM
i'm old enough not to react to what peole say just get on with things , in another thread i said thats why i left msn and yahoo answers and this is my social site , harry
Title: Re: Personal reasons why we fold
Post by: Mulreay on July 13, 2009, 02:53:07 PM
i'm old enough not to react to what peole say just get on with things , in another thread i said thats why i left msn and yahoo answers and this is my social site , harry

I can't wait to have that level of maturity!  ;D 30 now so I'm getting there.
Title: Re: Personal reasons why we fold
Post by: computeruler on July 24, 2009, 03:57:17 PM
I fold so I can help to find cures for different diseases so less people die
Title: Re: Personal reasons why we fold
Post by: Hubert_N on August 11, 2009, 11:26:55 AM
My Brother Gene died (June 12/ 09) from lung cancer, my sister Virginia from the same thing both were near retirement age. My mother died from dementia July 11,2007.
There were seven of us siblings and we are down to 3 both parents deceased. So, if I can help, even just a little I will do so and continue to FOLD!!!