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Joshua Lipana, His Doctors, and Modern Technology Beat Cancer

Joshua Lipana

(If you’re new to Joshua’s situation, please see my earlier posts here, here, here, and here.)

I’m delighted to announce that Joshua Lipana’s most recent CT Scan shows across-the-board improvements, including “Near complete resolution of mediastinal abnormality.” What was a five-inch by two-inch tumor in Joshua’s chest has been reduced to scar tissue. This combined with tests showing Joshua’s bone marrow to be cancer-free means that his cancer is, by all accounts, in remission.

Joshua, his doctors, modern technology, and the men and women who make it possible have beaten Joshua’s rare and aggressive cancer (T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma). Writing of his own part in beating this monster, Joshua says, “I’m rarer and more aggressive than that rare and aggressive cancer.” Indeed he is.

Joshua also writes, “My sincerest thanks to every single person who donated to my medical expenses and sent their moral support.”

Not only is Joshua breathing better, feeling better, and regaining his physical strength; he has also returned to producing intellectual material in defense of our values and rights. Examples can be seen here, here, and here.

Although many people have generously pitched in to help Joshua cover his extremely high expenses, his expenses continue to mount—as they will for years to come, given life-long testing and precautionary treatments for which he will have to pay—and our funding drive is still a few thousand dollars short of its goal of $25,000. To date we have raised $22,367. (that’s $2,000 more than GoFundMe shows because one couple made a direct donation of $2,000 to Joshua’s PayPal account). If you have not yet donated, or if you have and can donate more, please do so today. Reaching this goal will help Joshua not only financially but also spiritually. And there is no more-deserving person on the planet.

Thank you for your consideration.

—Craig Biddle

P.S. If you’d like to donate directly to Joshua’s PayPal account, you can do so by sending money to joshualipana (atsign) yahoo (dot) com. If you’d prefer to mail a check, please make it out to “The Objective Standard,” write “Donation for Joshua” on the memo line, and mail the check to: The Objective Standard, P.O. Box 5274, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

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Comments are welcome so long as they are civil.
  • Brianna

    I’m confused, I thought we were supposed to hate charity and generosity… /sarcasm

    Seriously, I am very glad indeed that Joshua is officially cancer-free.

  • Anonymous

    Here’s to Joshua: Rarer and More Aggressive beats mindless automaton cancer cells!

  • Anonymous

    Nice to hear you’re okay now Josh. I am just curious, what are your reflections in life when you are at the edge? You wished to know the meaning of things. Did you find the meaning?. You wished to find a warrant for being… did you feel HIM, who needs no warrant for being, but the ultimate source of your being;who sanctions your being? Did you really feel that you are the warrant and the sanction when you’re at the state where you’re helpless and is not in control? Just curious..did anything change in your beliefs? Are the same person? I love you man. You’re special to me and I will not cease to pray for you.