[Danny Boy Memorial Fund] The Vote to Decide Who the Beneficiary Should Be

Discussion in 'Awareness & Fundraising' started by Ed209, Sep 11, 2018.

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Where would you like the money for Danny Boy’s fund to go?

  1. Michigan Medicine, Dr. Susan Shore

  2. Sonic Lab, University of Minnesota

  3. Invite International Applicants

  4. PHRC, Prof Thanos Tzounopoulos

  5. Propose a scholarship and invite students to participate

  6. Schulich Medicine, Dr. Brian Allman

  7. Research for better diagnostics

  8. Georgetown University Medical Centre, Prof Josef Rauschecker

  9. Hough Ear Institute

  10. Hearing Health Foundation

  11. Neuromod

Results are only viewable after voting.
    1. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      I agree, and this is also my vote. I think of it like a horse race.

      Some horses are running already, and will likely proceed unless their hypotheses don't pan out. I'm unsure that such a small amount will make a difference to a single horse's race.

      However, we could use more horses, because we currently don't have one that seems to be the winner, for us to rally behind.
       
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    2. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Ed209

      Ed209 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      I just want to add a reminder and make it clear that donor votes can only be logged by messaging me or by posting your vote here along with the name you donated under.

      You can still vote in the general poll, but if you have voted in that and not messaged your vote (as a donor) then I won’t know about it, and I can’t verify it.

      There are still loads of donor votes unaccounted for, so if you want to have your say in the outcome, now’s the time to do it.

      Once we know who the beneficiary will be we will have one more push to raise more money.
       
    3. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Ed209

      Ed209 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      The deadline for the poll will be at midnight (UK time) on the 23rd of September. If you haven’t voted yet, and have donated, then make sure you do before this deadline if you want to have your say in the outcome.
       
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    4. Soren

      Soren Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud sound
      My vote goes to Prof. Thanos Tzounopoulos. Donated under the name Soren Lauridsen.
       
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    5. chamferman
      Musical

      chamferman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/ 2013
      I am voting for Prof. Thanos Tzounopoulos.
      Donated under the name chamferman
       
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    6. Tinniger

      Tinniger Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      increasingly uncertain, maybe noise, maybe somatic ?
      In my opinion, the main problem of clinical research is the inclusion criteria for patients.

      So who really has tinnitus and not just a shift of attention to the sounds in the ears that everyone naturally has?

      Of course, tinnitus is also "only" a psychosomatic disease in individual cases. Like pain in the upper abdomen or difficulty swallowing.

      But tinnitus is mostly real, not just a shift in attention. But how can we distinguish between "real" tinnitus patients and psychiatric tinnitus patients?

      :dunno:
       
    7. Amit Shah

      Amit Shah Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      29
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      So can I just confirm the funds are going to Professor Thanos? Has he been contacted?
       
    8. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      @Amit Shah
       
    9. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Ed209

      Ed209 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      Hi Glynis, Amit has already voted.
       
    10. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      The poll hasn't ended yet - no results yet!
       
    11. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Ed209

      Ed209 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      Sorry Glynis, didn’t see his last comment. The results will be announced on Monday the 24th September, so no, Prof Thanos is not the confirmed beneficiary.

      I would also add that the poll you can see at the top of this page is the general vote. Only I currently know the latest standings of the donors’ vote (the one that matters).
       
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    12. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      No you can't assume that. @Ed209 is keeping track of the tally for the actual donors' vote.

      The forum poll in this thread is open to all the forum members (logistically, the forum software cannot exclude people who have not donated as it doesn't know who did, and some donors were not forum members), but the donors' vote itself (and ultimate choice of where the money goes) is reserved, by definition, to the donors.

      If you want to influence where the money will be spent, be a donor! It isn't too late to do if you haven't donated yet: https://www.gofundme.com/lets-cure-tinnitus-and-hyperacusis
       
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    13. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Ed209

      Ed209 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      Just a quick reminder that you have less than 48 hours to vote.
       
    14. Amit Shah

      Amit Shah Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      29
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Thanks @Ed209 for your reply. OK, can you please confirm here where the funds will be going on 24th September when you announce the results.

      To the others: I am already a donor.

      Regards.
       
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    15. Deamon22

      Deamon22 Member Benefactor Ambassador

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Trauma/Cold?
      A bit late but I also vote for Prof. Thanos Tzounopoulos, however I‘m fine with whatever wins.
       
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    16. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Ed209

      Ed209 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      One final reminder: the voting ends midnight today UK time.
       
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