Stanley Pranin's Medical Fund

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Stanley Pranin  LAS VEGAS, NV
Stanley Pranin has devoted his life to the art of aikido. As founder of Aikido Journal and the world’s foremost researcher and historian of the art, Stan has made invaluable contributions to the Aikido world.

After months of low appetite and poor health, Stan was diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer. Weakened by the disease, Stan’s ability to work and further his aikido studies has diminished, but his will to fight is strong.

We are seeking funds to assist Stan with medical expenses, alternative medicine treatments, and to support his care as he fights for his life. Please consider a donation to support Stan Pranin during this critical time.

Together, let’s rally the community to to help and give back to a man that has made decades of selfless contributions to promote and preserve the history of the art of peace. 

A small donation of even a few dollars is greatly appreciated as a sign of support and for those with additional resources, greater donations are sincerely valued and will make a significant positive impact.  

Learn more about Stan Pranin here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Pranin

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Update 5
Posted by Stanley Pranin
16 days ago
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Stanley Pranin
July 24, 1945 - March 7, 2017

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Stanley Pranin Sensei.

As many of you know, Stanley Pranin was diagnosed with late-stage stomach cancer in January. Without a viable Western medicine solution, Stan sought out alternative medicine treatments. Since that decision was made, Stan fought hard with great determination and a positive spirit.

I was able to visit him twice at his home in Las Vegas in February and was happy to see that he was well taken care of by his family and his roommate and friend. Stan shared many stories with me at that time and although in a weakened state, he still projected positivity and endless enthusiasm for the world of aikido.

Despite Stan’s determined efforts, he was unable to regain strength and vitality. He ended his life’s journey surrounded by family at home in a comfortable atmosphere.

It deeply saddens me to bring this news to the aikido community. However, I’m also happy to let the community know that the financial and moral support given to Stan through his fundraising campaign brought him immeasurable comfort and joy. He was truly amazed and humbled to see so many rally behind him.

When Stan began to lose vitality, he asked me to do what I could to keep Aikido Journal active while he focused on his recovery. We'll have more information on the future of Aikido Journal in the coming weeks, but now is a time to pay respects to Pranin Sensei and reflect on his legacy and contributions to the aikido world. We will be be posting a series of his articles and videos on Aikido Journal over the coming days. If you have a story about Stan you'd like to share, please leave a comment on this post or if you have something more in depth you'd like to share, send me a direct message with the details and we'll find a way to share it with the community. (If I'm not connected to you on Facebook, just send a private message on Ikazuchi Dojo's Facebook page.)

Thank you for your continued support. Please go practice some aikido this week. It would make Stan happy to know that you did so.

Sincerely,

Josh Gold
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Update 4
Posted by Stanley Pranin
1 month ago
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A recent update from Stan Pranin:

When I was diagnosed with stomach cancer on January 20, 2017, I made the immediate decision to decline conventional treatment in favor of an alternative, holistic approach.

This may surprise some and for that reason I'd like you to see some remarkable cancer survival rate statistics compiled by an alternative medical clinic that employs treatment protocols similar to what I am receiving.

Here are the three most important factors affecting morbidity in the study conducted by the clinic:

The number one factor, whether or not the patient has undergone chemotherapy, radiation and or surgery.

"Continuing to eat sugar and sugary foods made a significant difference in survival for all stages of cancer and all types of cancer."

For all of those who have reached out to me and my family through the Stanley Pranin Medical Fund at this time, I thank you more than words can express.

Sincerely,

Stanley Pranin
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Update 3
Posted by Stanley Pranin
1 month ago
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Lessons learned from Cancer along the Aiki Path

Diagnosis

On January 20, 2017, a long period of my life came to an end when I was diagnosed with stomach cancer. I had no inkling that something was wrong until the few weeks earlier when I began to steadily lose weight to the point of becoming emaciated.

The doctor who showed me the photos of the inside of my stomach explained my situation briefly, shook his head and said simply, "I'm sorry."

Even though in a state of shock, I rejected the draconian treatments of the hospital doctors as the next step in my journey. They wanted to immediately begin chemo followed by a radical surgical option that would have made a normal life impossible. Within hours I checked myself out of the hospital against medical advice, a gesture of desperation mixed with a will to live propelling me forward.

Treatment

I have elected alternative treatment centered around homeopathy, mega dose vitamin IVs, coffee enemas, and various other protocols. But above and beyond this, my doctor is calling upon me to look into my inner-self for a greater power of strength and guidance. He explains that where I am today is a totally natural outcome of everything I have done in my life up until now. He tells me that the cancer is not my adversary, but rather a teacher from whom I have much to learn.

Every day now is focused on the present things of my life and what I need to do regain good health. My life is full in a way I have never known before. I am no longer who I was just a few weeks ago.

Thank you for listening to my story. I will write more as soon as my energy permits.

For all of those who have reach out to me and my family through the Stanley Pranin Medical Fund at this time, I thank you more than words can express.

Sincerely,

Stanley Pranin

Stan Pranin - April 2015
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Update 2
Posted by Stanley Pranin
1 month ago
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Update on Stanley Pranin:

I met with Pranin Sensei yesterday and am pleased to announce that he is in excellent spirits. Since beginning the first phase of his treatments 3 days ago, he's been able to stabilize his weight and has increasing energy. He's touched and encouraged by everyone's support.

Stan also gave me an overview of the projects he has in-progress. I'm thankful to have had the opportunity to learn about the initiatives and I told him the entire aikido community looks forward to their completion.

Thank you for your support. It's been inspirational for Stan to see the community rally behind him as he faces the greatest challenge of his life.

We look forward to providing you more updates in the coming days.

Sincerely,

Josh Gold

Photo from spring 2016, at Ikazuchi Dojo
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Miles Kessler
1 month ago
6
6

Dear Stan, I was shocked to see the news and was immediately touched by your situation. Some 33 years ago, at a very crucial crossroad in my life, in an act of kindness you pointed me towards the path less traveled and provided me the means for which to embark on a journey which did indeed make all the difference. I will be forever grateful to you for this. I have sent you a pm via fb, please check when you have a moment. Sending you healing Love, Miles

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Ken DeHaan
1 month ago
3
3

My thought are with you Stan at this difficult time of your life. Although we have never met ,i feel that i know you so well. Through your articles and videos you continue to be a source of light , knowledge and inspiration. I think its your investigative skill and your desire to share that you have discovered that wins me over. Aikido has truly flourished because of your tenacity and desire to seek the truth.

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Megan Murphy
1 month ago
2
2

Mary Heiny Sensei just completed a three day seminar at our South Austin Aikido Dojo. Her chi is loving and strong. I felt a long arc from training with you in the 1970s connected and completed a circle within me from training with her now. I learned of your illness from Tim (? Last name) who flew in from Seattle prompting my first post. At our potluck dinner. I passed the news along to Mary Sensei. She like myself was very concerned and saddened. Stan your faithful adherance to the art and teaching of Morihei Ueshia Sensei and dedicatito living the Aiki way enriched the lives of your many students from those early Monterey days. I know that spirit will sustain you now and you will find peace on the Aiki path you now follow.

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Christian A. Stewart-Ferrer
1 month ago
2
2

Dear Josh, thank you so very much for your swift action in establishing this fund and inviting us all to participate!!! Shocked and saddened as we all are to hear that Stan should be facing such an ordeal, it is nevertheless and honour and a pleasure to have the opportunity to not just show but actually also provide support for one of the most courageous, important, and truly noble figures in the history of aikido!! Stan has given us more than we will ever be able to thank him for, and more than we will ever truly understand!! Please convey my warmest regards and very best wishes to Stan when you have the opportunity. And ten thousand blessings upon you, Josh, for your radiant heart and dedication!!! :-) Christian A. Stewart-Ferrer - Odense, Denmark

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Bernice A. Tom
1 month ago
2
2

Dear Stan, Thank you for your dedication to Aikido and to archiving, spreading had supporting the work of Morihiro Saito Sensei. Also, I am forever grateful for your kindness and friendship. I send my blessings, prayers and love. Bernice

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Rafael Moreira
1 month ago
1
1

Great sr. A man dedicated and with the strongwill like Stanley Pranin will overcome this barrier. :D Good Thoughts.

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Megan Murphy
1 month ago
1
1

In 1974 I began training with you as my Sensei in Monterey California and was your student until 1977 when I returned to Austin Texas and suspended my Aikido Training. I resumed training as a student at South Austin Aikido last week after 40 year gap. The Aiki way and your teachings have truly guided my life and I will be forever grateful for you. I was known to you as Meg Carter, I have since married and am now Megan Murphy. Love and prayers for you Sensei Pranin.

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Chris Taylor
1 month ago
1
1

Saddened to hear Stan's condition, he's such a champion. I know everyone has advice at this time - mine would be to raise the body's pH fast as large majority of cancer can't survive in a well alkalised environment. That aside, I am sending him my best wishes for a speedy recovery and will keep him in my thoughts.

+ Read More
Stefanos Tselegidis
1 month ago
1
1

Dear Stanley, I wish that you will get better and be able to train Aikido soon.

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Louwell Ogbinar
2 months ago
1
1

Prayers for you Stan Sensei .

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Douglas Craig
2 months ago
1
1

Sending prayers your way.

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Carl Totton
16 days ago

So sad to hear of the passing of Sensei Stan. I knew him since the days we trained together at the Los Angeles Aiki-Kai in the mid 1960's. His devotion and contributions to the Aikido world are legendary and unsurpassed. His enthusiasm was contagious and his legacy will stand forever. I will greatly miss my old friend. May the Tao be with him and his spirit Rest In Peace. Blessings to all, Dr. Carl Totton Director, Taoist Institute North Hollywood, CA

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Yakov Varganov
16 days ago

My deepest condolences to Stan's family and students. My thoughts are with you.

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Adam Keck
16 days ago

Aikido Journal writes: Stanley Pranin July 24, 1945 - March 7, 2017 We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Stanley Pranin Sensei. As many of you know, Stanley Pranin was diagnosed with late-stage stomach cancer in January. Without a viable Western medicine solution, Stan sought out alternative medicine treatments. Since that decision was made, Stan fought hard with great determination and a positive spirit. I was able to visit him twice at his home in Las Vegas in February and was happy to see that he was well taken care of by his family and his roommate and friend. Stan shared many stories with me at that time and although in a weakened state, he still projected positivity and endless enthusiasm for the world of aikido. Despite Stan’s determined efforts, he was unable to regain strength and vitality. He ended his life’s journey surrounded by family at home in a comfortable atmosphere. It deeply saddens me to bring this news to the aikido community. However, I’m also happy to let the community know that the financial and moral support given to Stan through his fundraising campaign brought him immeasurable comfort and joy. He was truly amazed and humbled to see so many rally behind him. When Stan began to lose vitality, he asked me to do what I could to keep Aikido Journal active while he focused on his recovery. We'll have more information on the future of Aikido Journal in the coming weeks, but now is a time to pay respects to Pranin Sensei and reflect on his legacy and contributions to the aikido world. We will be be posting a series of his articles and videos on Aikido Journal over the coming days. If you have a story about Stan you'd like to share, please leave a comment on this post or if you have something more in depth you'd like to share, send me a direct message with the details and we'll find a way to share it with the community. (If I'm not connected to you on Facebook, just send a private message on Ikazuchi Dojo's Facebook page.) Thank you for your continued support. Please go practice some aikido this week. It would make Stan happy to know that you did so. Sincerely, Josh Gold

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Marinela Carbajal Medrano
18 days ago

Continually keeping you in healing prayers and healing light with love. Thank you for all your kindness! Love, Marinela Aquino

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Richard Tabnik
1 month ago

Dear Stanley Pranin Sensei: i know that i speak for many when i say that we are sending you positive KI with love and gratitude and respect!

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Xi Yi
1 month ago

Hi Stan, Wishing you the best in your journey. Although I don't want to add more confusion to any treatment options. I would mention this person as I have heard good things though I cannot say from personal experience. http://jeffreydachmd.com/2016/05/alpha-lipoic-acid-anticancer-agent-burt-berkson-md/ Lori

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Sam Watkins
1 month ago

Dear Stan, I hope your health is improving. I believe that fasting is the best way to get rid of cancer. Please try fasting strictly for 2 weeks, then eat just cabbage for 2 weeks, then also pumpkin for 2 weeks. I know that this regimen is able to reduce and cure at least some cancers. If it only reduces the cancer but does not entirely eliminate it, repeat the process. God bless.

+ Read More
Amaël-Fanny Kervarrec
1 month ago

dear stan I hope you to fight well with this disease I'm Shocked to learn your situation but I know you and your spirit will take the bad energy tio turn it well. Hope you'll be better abd hope meet you a day

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George Mokray
1 month ago

As little pain as possible and a full, quick recovery.

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$64,121 of $30k goal

Raised by 974 people in 2 months
Created January 22, 2017
Stanley Pranin  
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OD
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TR
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In appreciation of your important contribution to the world of Aikido, and in particular, for your lifelong research project to explore and document the history of Aikido.

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Miles Kessler
1 month ago
6
6

Dear Stan, I was shocked to see the news and was immediately touched by your situation. Some 33 years ago, at a very crucial crossroad in my life, in an act of kindness you pointed me towards the path less traveled and provided me the means for which to embark on a journey which did indeed make all the difference. I will be forever grateful to you for this. I have sent you a pm via fb, please check when you have a moment. Sending you healing Love, Miles

+ Read More
Ken DeHaan
1 month ago
3
3

My thought are with you Stan at this difficult time of your life. Although we have never met ,i feel that i know you so well. Through your articles and videos you continue to be a source of light , knowledge and inspiration. I think its your investigative skill and your desire to share that you have discovered that wins me over. Aikido has truly flourished because of your tenacity and desire to seek the truth.

+ Read More
Megan Murphy
1 month ago
2
2

Mary Heiny Sensei just completed a three day seminar at our South Austin Aikido Dojo. Her chi is loving and strong. I felt a long arc from training with you in the 1970s connected and completed a circle within me from training with her now. I learned of your illness from Tim (? Last name) who flew in from Seattle prompting my first post. At our potluck dinner. I passed the news along to Mary Sensei. She like myself was very concerned and saddened. Stan your faithful adherance to the art and teaching of Morihei Ueshia Sensei and dedicatito living the Aiki way enriched the lives of your many students from those early Monterey days. I know that spirit will sustain you now and you will find peace on the Aiki path you now follow.

+ Read More
Christian A. Stewart-Ferrer
1 month ago
2
2

Dear Josh, thank you so very much for your swift action in establishing this fund and inviting us all to participate!!! Shocked and saddened as we all are to hear that Stan should be facing such an ordeal, it is nevertheless and honour and a pleasure to have the opportunity to not just show but actually also provide support for one of the most courageous, important, and truly noble figures in the history of aikido!! Stan has given us more than we will ever be able to thank him for, and more than we will ever truly understand!! Please convey my warmest regards and very best wishes to Stan when you have the opportunity. And ten thousand blessings upon you, Josh, for your radiant heart and dedication!!! :-) Christian A. Stewart-Ferrer - Odense, Denmark

+ Read More
Bernice A. Tom
1 month ago
2
2

Dear Stan, Thank you for your dedication to Aikido and to archiving, spreading had supporting the work of Morihiro Saito Sensei. Also, I am forever grateful for your kindness and friendship. I send my blessings, prayers and love. Bernice

+ Read More
Rafael Moreira
1 month ago
1
1

Great sr. A man dedicated and with the strongwill like Stanley Pranin will overcome this barrier. :D Good Thoughts.

+ Read More
Megan Murphy
1 month ago
1
1

In 1974 I began training with you as my Sensei in Monterey California and was your student until 1977 when I returned to Austin Texas and suspended my Aikido Training. I resumed training as a student at South Austin Aikido last week after 40 year gap. The Aiki way and your teachings have truly guided my life and I will be forever grateful for you. I was known to you as Meg Carter, I have since married and am now Megan Murphy. Love and prayers for you Sensei Pranin.

+ Read More
Chris Taylor
1 month ago
1
1

Saddened to hear Stan's condition, he's such a champion. I know everyone has advice at this time - mine would be to raise the body's pH fast as large majority of cancer can't survive in a well alkalised environment. That aside, I am sending him my best wishes for a speedy recovery and will keep him in my thoughts.

+ Read More
Stefanos Tselegidis
1 month ago
1
1

Dear Stanley, I wish that you will get better and be able to train Aikido soon.

+ Read More
Louwell Ogbinar
2 months ago
1
1

Prayers for you Stan Sensei .

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Douglas Craig
2 months ago
1
1

Sending prayers your way.

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Carl Totton
16 days ago

So sad to hear of the passing of Sensei Stan. I knew him since the days we trained together at the Los Angeles Aiki-Kai in the mid 1960's. His devotion and contributions to the Aikido world are legendary and unsurpassed. His enthusiasm was contagious and his legacy will stand forever. I will greatly miss my old friend. May the Tao be with him and his spirit Rest In Peace. Blessings to all, Dr. Carl Totton Director, Taoist Institute North Hollywood, CA

+ Read More
Yakov Varganov
16 days ago

My deepest condolences to Stan's family and students. My thoughts are with you.

+ Read More
Adam Keck
16 days ago

Aikido Journal writes: Stanley Pranin July 24, 1945 - March 7, 2017 We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Stanley Pranin Sensei. As many of you know, Stanley Pranin was diagnosed with late-stage stomach cancer in January. Without a viable Western medicine solution, Stan sought out alternative medicine treatments. Since that decision was made, Stan fought hard with great determination and a positive spirit. I was able to visit him twice at his home in Las Vegas in February and was happy to see that he was well taken care of by his family and his roommate and friend. Stan shared many stories with me at that time and although in a weakened state, he still projected positivity and endless enthusiasm for the world of aikido. Despite Stan’s determined efforts, he was unable to regain strength and vitality. He ended his life’s journey surrounded by family at home in a comfortable atmosphere. It deeply saddens me to bring this news to the aikido community. However, I’m also happy to let the community know that the financial and moral support given to Stan through his fundraising campaign brought him immeasurable comfort and joy. He was truly amazed and humbled to see so many rally behind him. When Stan began to lose vitality, he asked me to do what I could to keep Aikido Journal active while he focused on his recovery. We'll have more information on the future of Aikido Journal in the coming weeks, but now is a time to pay respects to Pranin Sensei and reflect on his legacy and contributions to the aikido world. We will be be posting a series of his articles and videos on Aikido Journal over the coming days. If you have a story about Stan you'd like to share, please leave a comment on this post or if you have something more in depth you'd like to share, send me a direct message with the details and we'll find a way to share it with the community. (If I'm not connected to you on Facebook, just send a private message on Ikazuchi Dojo's Facebook page.) Thank you for your continued support. Please go practice some aikido this week. It would make Stan happy to know that you did so. Sincerely, Josh Gold

+ Read More
Marinela Carbajal Medrano
18 days ago

Continually keeping you in healing prayers and healing light with love. Thank you for all your kindness! Love, Marinela Aquino

+ Read More
Richard Tabnik
1 month ago

Dear Stanley Pranin Sensei: i know that i speak for many when i say that we are sending you positive KI with love and gratitude and respect!

+ Read More
Xi Yi
1 month ago

Hi Stan, Wishing you the best in your journey. Although I don't want to add more confusion to any treatment options. I would mention this person as I have heard good things though I cannot say from personal experience. http://jeffreydachmd.com/2016/05/alpha-lipoic-acid-anticancer-agent-burt-berkson-md/ Lori

+ Read More
Sam Watkins
1 month ago

Dear Stan, I hope your health is improving. I believe that fasting is the best way to get rid of cancer. Please try fasting strictly for 2 weeks, then eat just cabbage for 2 weeks, then also pumpkin for 2 weeks. I know that this regimen is able to reduce and cure at least some cancers. If it only reduces the cancer but does not entirely eliminate it, repeat the process. God bless.

+ Read More
Amaël-Fanny Kervarrec
1 month ago

dear stan I hope you to fight well with this disease I'm Shocked to learn your situation but I know you and your spirit will take the bad energy tio turn it well. Hope you'll be better abd hope meet you a day

+ Read More
George Mokray
1 month ago

As little pain as possible and a full, quick recovery.

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