Having IPT to offer to the world, and
knowing, as well as I do, the IPT doctors, the theory, and the reported results,
I feel like I am one of the richest people alive today.
What philanthropist would not be overjoyed to present a possible better medical
treatment for cancer and infections and arthritis to the world? With a few taps on
my keyboard and my touchpad, and a lot of spins of my server's hard drive, I
can make this information available to a world which needs and craves it. But
neither the IPT doctors nor I can take much more action than that without more financial
resources. No research, no laboratories, no painstaking translation of
precious old papers and manuscripts, no training of
doctors, no treatment of patients.
To me, this is
one of the greatest philanthropic opportunities that has ever existed.
Instead of just funding medical research in general, or research on just one disease, here
is an opportunity to fund research on one very promising medical technique which could
revolutionize treatment of many different diseases. Although it is still unproven and essentially unknown to the world, IPT is
supported by more than 130 doctor-years of experience over more than seven decades of daily medical
practice. So the risk of failure appears to be very small.
Think of the
immense pain and suffering that could be relieved, not just once, but for all time to come,
with a small amount of funding now for IPT research and training. If IPT plays
out, it could mean rapid availability of side-effect-free breast-sparing treatment
for breast cancer. It could mean routine treatment of otherwise incurable diseases.
It could mean tremendous cost savings for medical providers at all levels. It
could mean low-cost effective treatment for many serious diseases in the developing regions.
It could mean a powerful tool in the battle against the growing worldwide epidemic
of infectious diseases. It could help lift many of the age-old fears of humanity,
freeing much of our energy for higher pursuits.
I am looking for a lead
philanthropist, or maybe more than one, to help get the IPT ball
rolling. Desirable qualities are: deep pockets, name recognition, high-level social and
political and media connections, global vision, humanitarian purpose, demonstrated ability
to get a big job done, enough humility, and a big heart.
I am also looking for a
lead foundation, or maybe more than one, to join forces with the lead
philanthropist(s) on this IPT project. Desired qualities are: medical
orientation, deep pockets, name recognition, good connections, global vision, humanitarian
purpose, demonstrated ability to get a big job done, and corporate humility and heart.
There is plenty of work to be done here. And the potential rewards are great.
IPT could bring value to the
separate focuses of many nonprofit organizations that already exist.
Organizations that deal with each of the diseases that IPT could help:
lung, heart, cancer, paralysis, allergy, hepatitis, AIDS, and many more. The ripples from IPTQ.org
could reach all of them. Yes, IPT
research could be funded and undertaken by each separately, and
people could give gifts earmarked for IPT research to the organizations of their
choice. But such a scattering of effort could lose the unifying vision of
overall health and healing that IPT brings.
IPT deserves a
nonprofit organization of its own, to maintain this overall vision, and to
coordinate IPT discoveries and developments, research and training, in all the different fields of medicine,
around the world. With the
right lead philanthropist(s) and/or lead foundation(s), this can indeed be done successfully.
It would be premature to start such an operation until such leads become involved.
(We know this from past experience with
Medical Renaissance Foundation.) We could have US headquarters
in Palo Alto/San Francisco, or La Jolla/Diego. Perhaps we could
call it the IPTQ
There are plenty of people alive today who
are ideally suited for bringing this IPT project to fruition. For some reason,
it seems to be my role
to create some sparks to light the tinder. While I do have other interests as well,
I would like very much to stay involved with the evolution of IPT. As a friend to
the founding IPT doctors and to other people who join in. Perhaps as a board member
or director of a new IPT research and training foundation. And yes, as webhost of IPTQ, until
this thing catches fire.
Of foundations that have medical interests, there are too many to
count. Just to get us thinking, here is a small selection, in no particular order, of large foundations that look
well suited to support global IPT research.
Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, and Lilly Endowment, Inc.
These foundations distribute funds that derive in substantial part from the
sale of insulin worldwide. Would it not seem appropriate for some
of this wealth to support IPT research, training, and implementation? The
foundation could distribute insulin (including Humalog (tm),
currently the favorite
fast-acting insulin for IPT) and other Lilly products packaged for
IPT treatments in developing regions.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He turned me down in 1988.
But I would love to give the world's richest private citizen a second (or even
a third) chance to support IPT research and implementation. This could
fit neatly into the foundation's Global Health initiatives. [Our request
was turned down again.]
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. A broad initiative to research
IPT could fit well within the scope of this foundation's interest in
Milken Family Foundation. Michael Milken's foundation takes a
major interest in medical research, especially prostate cancer and
epilepsy. Mr. Milken gave a talk recently in San Francisco where he
quoted a value for the elimination of AIDS as $7 trillion, and for the
elimination of cancer as $46 trillion. Most certainly he will be able to recognize the dollar and
human value of IPT. [No reply to emails.]
Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Money from the
estate of one of the richest recluses in the world. In his last days,
Mr. Hughes himself probably could have benefited from IPT treatments. This foundation
supports a huge amount of biomedical research, much of it in fields relevant
David and Lucille Packard Foundation. I would love to see them support a comprehensive IPT
research program for children at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital.
Children certainly deserve the gentler, more effective treatments that IPT
promises to provide.
you know a philanthropist, please send him or
her an email about IPTQ.org. Interested philanthropists and foundations may contact me at
Chris Duffield PhD, IPTQ.org webhost