Thursday, March 01, 2007

Living Legacy

He would have been 87 today: my father, Albert Cizauskas, United States diplomat and World Bank economist.

Parkinson's Disease and epilepsy claimed his life. To see this brilliant man suffer, mentally and physically, from their debilitating effects was devastating. Yet it was his incredible grace in the face of those overwhelming odds which continues to be a living legacy for me.

Consider linking your personal computer into a worldwide distributed computing effort to find the causes of protein mis-folding, a presumed engine of neuro-degenerative diseases.

And, in his honor, consider contributing to a library of your choice. My father was a life-long lover of good books: glorious ideas and the binders that enclose them.

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