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Think you don't make a difference??? (VANITY)
Texas_Booster, FreeRepublic ^ | 12/28/2005 | papasmurf

Posted on 12/28/2005 3:54:56 PM PST by papasmurf

Apologies if this is cross posted on the wrong board...

While surfing around yesterday, I saw this post... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1547014/posts?page=1,50

I got to thinking, which was a big mistake cause it started me crying. You see, I've lost more than 7 family members to Cancer...the most recent was my sweet Niece. She was only 31 and left behind 2 awesome little boys, and devastated my Sister, as well.

I have friends that have lost loved ones too, and some that are still living in fear of the day that the test comes back with bad old news...again.

Smile is a friend of mine. She is still living that nightmare with her son, Dylan. Here is a before pic of Dylan. I cropped out most of his frail little body, what body he had left...

Dylan has benefited from research, and was given treatment that wasn't available in the beginning of his 6 year ordeal. Treatment that was the direct result of on going community based research.

YOU, and EVERYBODY READING THIS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!

The post I saw put it all in perspective for me, I can make a difference, I can do something to to help, to make sure I lose no more Nieces or family, that YOUR family can hopefully lead a longer fuller, healthier life.

THANK YOU Texas_Booster for opening my eyes!

Today, Dylan leads a fairly normal life, except for his every 6 month visits to the clinic for the feared testing.

But, in between those visits, THIS is how Dylan looks today...

Please, join the FREEREPUBLIC.COM team and donate your spare cpu time to help fight, not just, Cancer, but other terrible afflictions also.

Go and read the post, and then join up. After all, if the DU crowd can do it, so can you!


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: alzheimers; cancer; computing; disease; distributed; folding; freerepublic; help; remission
God Bless and, Thanks!

Papasmurf

1 posted on 12/28/2005 3:54:58 PM PST by papasmurf
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To: papasmurf
Clickable link:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1547014/posts?page=1,50

2 posted on 12/28/2005 4:00:08 PM PST by FReepaholic (Admitted FReepaholic since 1998.)
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To: papasmurf
Re: my home page.

bump

3 posted on 12/28/2005 4:00:59 PM PST by groanup (Shred for Ian)
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To: papasmurf

Wow papa, didn't know. Seeing Dylans pics makes me even more glad I'm a small part of this team. May God give us the power to help him.


4 posted on 12/28/2005 4:03:28 PM PST by dfwddr ((Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120)) keyword:folding. Pray for Dylan.)
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To: papasmurf

We had about 20 freepers join this week, I was one of them


5 posted on 12/28/2005 4:03:32 PM PST by Mount Athos
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To: groanup

Thanks!


6 posted on 12/28/2005 4:04:14 PM PST by papasmurf (Help beat the DUmmies...Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home Team# 36120)
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To: papasmurf

...JUST downloaded the SETI agent, joined the FR team, and am running now! Thanks! :-)


7 posted on 12/28/2005 4:07:01 PM PST by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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To: papasmurf
BTTT!

Life

8 posted on 12/28/2005 4:12:57 PM PST by PGalt
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To: hiredhand

welcome to the team. :) Make sure you put in the right team # in the configuration screen, it is 36120


9 posted on 12/28/2005 4:16:27 PM PST by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

Thanks! Yes...I did put team 36120 in. I'm not showing up in stats yet. I'll give it time. :-)


10 posted on 12/28/2005 4:25:01 PM PST by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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To: texas booster; systematic

*ping*


11 posted on 12/28/2005 4:33:24 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: hiredhand

You'll show up when your first WU is done. Don't give up. Thanks for joining us !!!!


12 posted on 12/28/2005 4:33:41 PM PST by dfwddr ((Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120)) keyword:folding. Pray for Dylan.)
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To: hiredhand

Yeah, depending on the size and time it takes to fold your WU, it could take a day or so...but it's worth it. I was just beside myself when i finished the first one.

:O)

P


13 posted on 12/28/2005 5:06:13 PM PST by papasmurf (Help beat the DUmmies...Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home Team# 36120)
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To: dfwddr

I won't give up! Actually...the console binary just made my Linux box unresponsive and I had to reboot it remotely. I "think" there's an X client though and I'll try that one. :-)


14 posted on 12/28/2005 5:17:03 PM PST by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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To: papasmurf

I'll know in a day or so then. :-) Thanks!


15 posted on 12/28/2005 5:17:34 PM PST by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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To: papasmurf

This makes the 3rd good reason to join...

1. It helps kids like Dylan
2. It's good clean geek fun
3. It rubs the dummies the wrong way, that we're smokin' to the top...

thanks for sharing that.


16 posted on 12/28/2005 5:24:29 PM PST by Klutz Dohanger (Join the FR Folders (and we ain't talking about the laundry here ) Keyword : folding)
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To: papasmurf

Bump. Thank you for sharing this story...


17 posted on 12/28/2005 6:04:13 PM PST by Seamoth (Be a FR Folder! http://folding.stanford.edu team# 36120. For more info, search FR keyword: folding)
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To: papasmurf; systematic

Wow, that is a very moving tribute to your friends' son, Dylan. I am glad that we can be a small part of the much bigger picture of medical research.

Unitl systematic got the ball rolling in November the Free Republic Folders was just a couple of FReepers and whatever systems I could cobble together crunching work units. After systematic started advertising on a Thanksgiving thread we started to grow and have completed several hundred work units in just a month. He deserves the shout out today.

Papasmurf thank you very much for helping us keep our eye on the prize of advancing medical research. And if this spurs on Daily Kos and Democratic Underground to a healthy competition with us, even better.

Blessings for a Merry Christmas and a terrific New Year.


18 posted on 12/28/2005 8:23:51 PM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120))
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To: hiredhand

...JUST downloaded the SETI agent, joined the FR team, and am running now! Thanks! :-)




I really hope that you downloaded the Folding@Home agent not the SETI BOINC agent. Trip over here to download:

http://folding.stanford.edu/download.html

And remember it is team 36120.


19 posted on 12/28/2005 8:27:33 PM PST by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120))
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To: texas booster

Yeah. :-) I've got the right one. I should show up on team stats soon. This morning I was about 80%+ done with the first WU. :-)


20 posted on 12/29/2005 8:12:41 AM PST by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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To: Mount Athos

btt


21 posted on 12/29/2005 9:32:15 AM PST by Marie (Support the Troops. Slap a hippy.)
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To: Marie

Thank you all. We have about 6 more users from this post, and hopefully MORE will join. :O)

:O)

P


22 posted on 12/29/2005 11:28:12 AM PST by papasmurf (Help beat the DUmmies...Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home Team# 36120)
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To: papasmurf; All

Bumping for those who haven't seen this yet.

Come on over, see what we're all about and, help us help others.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1562606/posts

:O)

P


23 posted on 01/22/2006 6:17:26 AM PST by papasmurf (Join Free Republic Folders. Folding@Home Team # 36120)
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To: papasmurf

I also have a 30 year old Niece fighting Melanoma stage 4, They found it within a month of her baby being born. She also has a 2 year old. You never think it will hit the young ones and then it does and breaks your heart. God Bless all of those fighting the good fight!


24 posted on 01/22/2006 11:50:32 PM PST by LUVYA DUBYA 2000 ( George W. exceeded all expectations!!!! WTG DUBYA!)
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To: papasmurf

Excellent post!

c'mon people, sign up and donate your computer's unused capacity for worthwhile research.


25 posted on 01/23/2006 7:41:24 AM PST by soccer_maniac (Do some good while browsing FR --> Join our Folding@Home Team# 36120: keyword: folding@home)
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To: papasmurf

Good L-rd. What a contrast. G-d's Eternal Blessings to this lucky young boy!


26 posted on 01/23/2006 7:42:21 AM PST by Lazamataz (I have a Chinese family renting an apartment from me. They are lo mein tenants.)
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To: Lazamataz

Thanks for your kind words. I spoke to Smile (his Mommy) this weekend. They had an interim checkup last week. He is still in remission, but does feel some fatigue. They put Dylan on a new medicine. I had to ask her if the Dr. gave her an history on the med. She said he just told her that it was fairly new in the last year.

A result of these kinds of projects maybe?

Won't you help the cause with a few spare cpu cycles? It's easy, painless, costs nothing, and you get a big reward. A nice warm fuzzy!!!

:O)

P


Go here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1562606/posts?q=1&&page=1#13


27 posted on 01/23/2006 8:45:37 AM PST by papasmurf (Join Free Republic Folders. Folding@Home Team # 36120)
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