- Joined: 9/21/2007
- Location: Sharp'n 4P's teeth to help take a bite out of [H]
- Ribbons: 104
- Folding: 55,273,453
Why AB Folds...
Thursday, April 05, 2012 8:15 AM
Ok. I have been asked and asked why I have folded over the years and why I am placing so much effort in Crunching now.
A few of you have expressed personal concern and think I am choosing to leave F@H for childish reasons like the disagreements that come up, and how Stanford has it's challenges. While there is a limited amount of truth to that.
Here is why I spread out our efforts for others I do not know, never met, may never know/meet, and those I know, met and loved...
Loved ones lost just in my family, My wife's side is very similar...
1968 Grandfather, Liver failure (Heavy drinker)
1974 Aunt, Diabetes, lost all her limbs before losing her life four years later.
1978 Uncle, Cancer, life long smoker
1989 Great Grandmother, suffered from Alzheimer's
1993 Great Grandfather, Suffered from various wounds from WW1 and WW2 (Lost both legs, hips) and pancreatic cancer
1997 Great Grandfather, suffered from Alzheimer's
1998 Great Grandmother, suffered from Alzheimer's
2002 Grandmother lost both breasts to cancer, still with us today
2004 Grandfather, Skin Cancer, two other cancers (Not a smoker)
2008 Grandmother, Cancer (never told what form of, did not want anyone to worry)
2010 Our then 21 year old son. Just a passenger in a car doing what he knew to do.
2011 Step Father, Cancer (Smoker and , pancreatic cancer) Stroke, Heart-attack all hidden from us until his last day...
So there you have it. My desire to help is for those that I do know and do not know. I feel if I have an opportunity to help, I should. And how dare I consider not to for any reason. As long as I can and have the ability I will. Will it be to the satisfaction of others? Well, no disrespect meant... But I do not listen to what others think my effort level should or should not be. I listen to my family, my heart, and work withing my abilities.