Stanley Pranin's Medical Fund

$62,397 of $30k goal

Raised by 948 people in 28 days
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 4
Posted by Stanley Pranin
4 days 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
21 days 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
22 days 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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Update 1
Posted by Stanley Pranin
26 days ago
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I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all of those who have sent their thoughts and love to me now as I embark on the greatest adventure of my life.

My life is and will always be devoted to you as aikido has been my life and passion for 55 years.

From time to time I will update you on my odyssey into my mind, body and spirit. Perhaps there will be something of value for some. That will be my reward.

I cannot close without thanking Josh Gold of the Ikazuchi Dojo for putting together this funding project in 2 days, something that I would never have been able to do at the present time. He has lifted me and supported me for many years.

Love and gratitude to all!

Stan Pranin
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Miles Kessler
26 days ago
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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
23 days 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
19 days 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
22 days 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
23 days 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
21 days 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
23 days 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
25 days 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.

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Stefanos Tselegidis
25 days 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
26 days ago
1
1

Prayers for you Stan Sensei .

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Douglas Craig
26 days ago
1
1

Sending prayers your way.

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Richard Tabnik
4 days 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
4 days 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
5 days 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.

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Amaël-Fanny Kervarrec
6 days 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
8 days ago

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

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Marjorie Farrell
12 days ago

Dear Stanley, I was so sorry to hear of your illness. You have given a wonderful gift to all who practice aikido: videos and interviews, links to our past. I will keep you in my thoughts.

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Tom Militello
13 days ago

Stan, I value your efforts in saving and unraveling Aikido History. I appreciate your time and efforts in exchanging occasional e-mails with me regarding Aiki History and philosophy over the last few decades and your general concern for your fellow martial artists. I hope and pray that you will FULLY RECOVER from your illness. Strength to you and your family and students. Get well NOW!

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Vitold Jordan
13 days ago

I ask all my friends to lift up Sensei Stanley in our prayers. May our God and Saviour Jesus Christ heal him and make him whole. On behalf of Christian Martial Arts Association - Int'l (Yeshua-Do)

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Robert Kravetz
13 days ago

Thank you for a lifetime of scholarship that benefits the present, and future, aikido community. Robert and Cathy Kravetz Fredericksburg, Virginia

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$62,397 of $30k goal

Raised by 948 people in 28 days
Created January 22, 2017
Stanley Pranin  
RW
$20
Ralph Wemberly
1 day ago

Get well soon Stanley.

JT
$25
Juan Diego Sánchez Torres
2 days ago
$20
Christian Fill
2 days ago

Get well soon! All the best, Christian

$50
Andy Demko
2 days ago
ST
$200
Saburo Takayasu
2 days ago
1
1

Dear Stanley, I am not sure if you could remember me. About 30 years ago I was introduced to you by late Saito Sensei during the Taisai at Iwama dojo. I have been teaching Aikido in Sydney Australia for 40 years and become only one Japanese Shihan of late Saito Sensei teaching outside of Japan. I just found yesterday that you were unwell from the stomach cancer. I lost my father from the stomach cancer, so I know how hard to fight with this difficult sickness. However, you are a martial artist who never give up easily and I believe that the spirits of the Big Universe (especially the spirit of O-Sensei) will be with you through the valuable time of your journey until the last minute. I sincerely thank you for your life work of research in Aikido and its history. Without your dedicated research, the true history of Aikido would never be documented and would be lost. None of Japanese person could do it, only you as a “Henna Gaijin” who was very inquisitive could go around to see many Aikido-ka asking a lot of questions some of which Japanese person never be able to ask. We are the third generation Aikido-ka (O-Sensei – Late Saito Sensei – us) and many of my generation never met O-Sensei and never understood about O-Sensei. I was one of Ibaraki University Aikido students who were thrown by O-Sensei once at his last class in Iwama dojo, which was two months before O-Sensei passed away to the Universe. I was fortunate enough that late Saito Sensei taught me a lot of O-Sensei’s Kudens. But some of Kudens was very difficult for me to understand that time. However, your research, especially a book called “19 students of O-Sensei”, help me to understand some of difficult Kudens. Many of us are indebted to your research in Aikido. Unfortunately our life is limited but we have to go through and enjoy whatever given to us by the Big Universe. Please remember “O-Sensei’s spirit will be with you “. Saburo Takayasu 7th Dan Shihan Takemusu Aiki Association

$200
Anonymous
3 days ago
LT
$300
Lorenzo Trainelli
3 days ago

On behalf of Shumeikai Italia Aikido association. With gratitude for a life of incessant efforts for the Aiki community, wishing a sure and complete recovery. Stan, coraggio e metticela tutta!

UA
$50
Uma Alieva
3 days ago
RB
$30
Raiden Dojo Bucharest
3 days ago

Even if we are not involved in Aikido practice, we are deeply appreciative for your outstanding work of promoting Aiki arts and associated Koryu. Please be healthy and safe !

RP
$50
Roger Maurice Cercle Aikido Pau-Lons
3 days ago
Miles Kessler
26 days 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
23 days 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
19 days 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
22 days 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
23 days 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
21 days 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
23 days 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
25 days 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
25 days ago
1
1

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

+ Read More
Louwell Ogbinar
26 days ago
1
1

Prayers for you Stan Sensei .

+ Read More
Douglas Craig
26 days ago
1
1

Sending prayers your way.

+ Read More
Richard Tabnik
4 days 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
4 days 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
5 days 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
6 days 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
8 days ago

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

+ Read More
Marjorie Farrell
12 days ago

Dear Stanley, I was so sorry to hear of your illness. You have given a wonderful gift to all who practice aikido: videos and interviews, links to our past. I will keep you in my thoughts.

+ Read More
Tom Militello
13 days ago

Stan, I value your efforts in saving and unraveling Aikido History. I appreciate your time and efforts in exchanging occasional e-mails with me regarding Aiki History and philosophy over the last few decades and your general concern for your fellow martial artists. I hope and pray that you will FULLY RECOVER from your illness. Strength to you and your family and students. Get well NOW!

+ Read More
Vitold Jordan
13 days ago

I ask all my friends to lift up Sensei Stanley in our prayers. May our God and Saviour Jesus Christ heal him and make him whole. On behalf of Christian Martial Arts Association - Int'l (Yeshua-Do)

+ Read More
Robert Kravetz
13 days ago

Thank you for a lifetime of scholarship that benefits the present, and future, aikido community. Robert and Cathy Kravetz Fredericksburg, Virginia

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