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Message 6 of 325 (374694)
01-05-2007 12:11 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by RAZD
01-03-2007 10:30 PM


Prayers continuing for you sir.
I am part of a large family. I am the oldest and my brother John was born almost 4 years to the day after me. It seems that my parents experience coitus interruptus in the form of a World War.
John grew up and joined the Navy. He applied and was accepted for submarine duty and reported to training in Florida. On his first assent he busted an ear drum and so was washed out of submarines. He transfered to sub tenders wanting to still be involved with that service, and was assigned to a tender out of Charleston, SC. Unfortunately, or fortunately, it was spread out over several acres of the Charleston Naval Shipyard for refurb.
During his time in Charleston he went to college and graduated in nursing. He served the rest of his tour of duty as a nurse both here and in Guam.
After the service he went into pediatric nursing and very rapidly rose to become head nurse in pediatrics. He was one of those folk really pushing to change the way pediatrics was practiced, to change the environment to one that would lessen fear, increase encouragement and hasten recovery for the kids.
When John was only in his early thirties he began to experience problems. His fine motor skills decreased and he began having troubles standing for long periods. At first there were many diagnoses and it was several years before MD became the accepted one.
By that time John was walking with canes, spending more time in a wheel chair and limited in his mobility. He could no longer work as a charge nurse but his mind was still as useful as ever. He became a teacher, being sent from school to school, hospital to hospital, lecture and class. He helped teach a whole new approach to pediatric care to a growing body of Doctors and Nurses.
Eventually MD and the treatments began affecting both his short term memory and his speaking. He had to give up even the teaching and lecturing.
In the last year, new drug treatments have allowed John to regain both his short term memory as well as most of his speaking ability, but the muscular damage is real and it will progress.
My brother WILL die of MD.
There is hope for others though. The World Community Grid is helping to contribute to fighting Cancer, MD, and a whole host of the remaining diseases that plague mankind.
It is something that we can do. It costs nothing to contribute, and all of the work you contribute goes to expanding mankind's knowledge and towards fighting diseases such as HIV, Cancer, MD, diabetes.
Please, consider helping.

Aslan is not a Tame Lion

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Message 15 of 325 (375029)
01-06-2007 9:34 PM
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01-05-2007 8:40 PM


Team EvC = 47
It sure would be nice if we could reach 50 members by the end of January.
Many thanks to our new members, you know who you are.
Current Members 47 (#268)
Total Run Time (y: d:h:m:s) (Rank) 25:040:23:47:49 (#222)
Results Returned (Rank) 23,794 (#238)

Aslan is not a Tame Lion

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Message 23 of 325 (376321)
01-11-2007 7:24 PM
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01-08-2007 10:17 PM


Thanks to the members at EvC
and a call to the many thousands who have not yet joined.
Team EvC is now at 52 members. If we can just get 2 more new members to sign up this month, and then only 4 additional members each month for the rest of the year, we can reach our goal of 100 members by the end of 2007.
EvC has literally thousands of members so finding only 100 to help fight cancer and MD and AIDs and to help with Genome folding and the other worthwhile projects should certainly be possible.
Come on down folk. We need your help.

Aslan is not a Tame Lion

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Message 28 of 325 (393324)
04-04-2007 12:39 PM
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04-04-2007 10:29 AM


Re: THANKS
Great news RAZD and my prayers are still with you.
And my thanks as well to all the members who helped with this effort. Together Team EvC has contributed over 30 YEARS of computer time to projects that will hopefully help all mankind.

Aslan is not a Tame Lion

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Message 35 of 325 (396654)
04-21-2007 3:41 PM
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04-21-2007 3:28 PM


Re: Status check
Way to go. I am very proud of you and admire what you have done.

Aslan is not a Tame Lion

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Message 46 of 325 (399469)
05-05-2007 8:30 PM
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05-05-2007 8:25 PM


Re: so it begins
Fight the Good Fight, sir.
You are a hero.

Aslan is not a Tame Lion

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Message 52 of 325 (400655)
05-15-2007 9:56 PM
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05-15-2007 9:46 PM


Re: Round 1 goes to RAZD
Thank you sir. My prayers continuing though.

Aslan is not a Tame Lion

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Message 62 of 325 (402162)
05-24-2007 8:26 PM
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05-24-2007 7:46 PM


Re: Slammer, Day 1
Prayers are with you my friend. You humble me.

Aslan is not a Tame Lion

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Message 73 of 325 (404026)
06-06-2007 11:05 AM
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06-06-2007 8:47 AM


Re: GOOD NEWS !!!
Thank you sir. But prayers still going out for you.

Aslan is not a Tame Lion

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Message 81 of 325 (404278)
06-07-2007 6:13 PM
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06-07-2007 5:56 PM


Re: ROFLMAOWTFBBQ COFFEE!
Starbucks and coffee should not be mentioned on the same page, much less a single line.

Aslan is not a Tame Lion

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Message 106 of 325 (404935)
06-10-2007 5:47 PM
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06-10-2007 5:20 PM


Re: Toxic Waste

Aslan is not a Tame Lion

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Message 108 of 325 (404941)
06-10-2007 6:21 PM
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06-10-2007 6:06 PM


Re: Toxic Waste

Aslan is not a Tame Lion

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Message 143 of 325 (423691)
09-23-2007 6:35 PM
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09-23-2007 6:34 PM


Re: Update
Thank you sir. Prayers still following along.

Aslan is not a Tame Lion

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Message 151 of 325 (448278)
01-12-2008 8:22 PM
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01-12-2008 7:30 PM


Re: Update
Tough. Some of us are praying for you anyway.
Keep us posted and yell if needed.

Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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jar
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Message 154 of 325 (448432)
01-13-2008 1:11 PM
Reply to: Message 150 by Tanypteryx
01-12-2008 7:30 PM


Re: Update
Tanypteryx, I just wanted you to know about something Team EvC has been doing for the last two years to hopefully help fight cancer and other things.
We have a Team that is part of the World Wide Grid that contributes computer processing time to science research. You can read about the research projects here and in HIV Cancer Diabetes MDA and more - Solve on your computer.

Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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