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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.

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 www.CraigBiddle.com.


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