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Help Joshua Lipana Fight Cancer—Update 2

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

I’m delighted to report that Joshua’s prognosis continues to improve. According to his doctors, chemotherapy is working, Joshua’s bone marrow is now cancer-free, and the tumor in his left lung has been reduced to a fraction of its original size.

Joshua writes, “I’m getting stronger and have started physical therapy. (Brushing my teeth used to be exhausting.) . . . I’m excited to get back to champion freedom and kick statist ass.”

I think I speak for everyone who knows Joshua or has read his articles when I say: We look forward to that, too!

Although Joshua’s health appears to be improving, his bills continue to mount and currently exceed $30,000. To date we have raised $18,267 (that’s $2,000 more than GoFundMe shows because one couple generously made a direct donation of $2,000 to Joshua’s PayPal account); so we still have $6,733 to go to reach our goal of $25,000.

If you haven’t yet donated, please make a donation today. If you have donated, please consider making an additional donation.

Let’s help Joshua return home, not to a pile of unmanageable bills, but to a clean slate so he can resume “championing freedom and kicking statist ass.”

Thank you,
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.

Craig Biddle

Craig Biddle is the editor of The Objective Standard and the author of Loving Life: The Morality of Self-Interest and the Facts that Support It, a highly concretized, systematic introduction to Ayn Rand’s ethics. His forthcoming book, Thinking in Principles: The Science of Selfishness, is about how most effectively to use one’s mind in the service of one’s life, liberty, and happiness. In addition to writing, he teaches seminars on ethical and epistemological issues from an Objectivist perspective. His website is

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