This loan has been repaid in full!
First posted: August 20, 2008
Age: 6 years old
Loan Sought: $500
Loan Needed For: $340 for lab work with Great Plains already done. The rest ($160) is for a Porphyrin test (metals) and shipping.
Repayment Terms: 18 months (~ $27.78/month)
Other Notes: "Justin is a wonderful, smart little boy," says his mom, Karen. "He was non-verbal at 2 1/2, started using words after speech therapy but was still very delayed. He was not diagnosed with autism until he was 4 1/2, and we started treating biomedically at age 5. We have seen tremendous results from just the GFCF [gluten-free, casein-free] diet. We have also seen a difference with supplementation. We are now wanting to test for metals. We have also tested for underlying strep, but the lab will not release the results due to an unpaid balance. I have total faith that Justin can recover! We just need a little help. Thank you!" Justin's DAN! doctors are Dr. Kanelos and Dr. Hines. Karen's friend (and fellow "biomed mom"), Leslie, also tells me that Karen has been doing great work helping parents of children with autism with the Autism Society of America-North Carolina (ASNC), Union County chapter.
Loans Received as of 1:00am Monday, August 25, 2008
Amount Loaned: $500!!!
Amount Still Needed to Receive Loan: $0!!!
UPDATES - UPDATES - UPDATES
August 25, 2008: Promissory note sent to Justin's mom, Karen, for signature.
August 28, 2008: Signed promissory note received.
August 28, 2008: Loan of $500 sent to Karen via PayPal.
September 19, 2008: Repayment of $27.78 received one week early.
October 19, 2008: 2nd repayment of $27.78 received one week early.
November 17, 2008: 3rd repayment of $27.78 received eight days early.
December 13, 2008: 4th repayment of $27.78 received 12 days early.
December 13, 2008: Update email received from Justin's mom, Karen: "Justin is doing great, we did a big blood panel and found he has high ammonia levels, so we are treating that with Yucca. Also, his B-12 was high, so we are looking at some different glutathione, maybe nasal methyl B-12. His porphyrins were within normal range, not sure if I'm buying that, so I guess we'll revisit that later. We did IgG testing and found out he has more sensitivities than we thought, so we have eliminated the offenders and are now using TriEnza. We've had to switch brands/types of supplements due to some of his supplements have things in them he is sensitive to. We are still fighting yeast, seems to be the endless battle, we have decided to use biotin and GSE, as we up the doses, yeast seems to be getting more in control. Lisa Sigismondi recommended the GFCFKids yahoo group, and I have been loving it! So much info there. Happy Holidays! Karen"
January 12, 2009: 5th repayment of $27.28 received 13 days early.
January 12, 2009: Update from Karen: "Justin's doing good, dealing with alot of yeast right now, actually started fluconazole over break so having alot of die off. He is on a challenger bowling league this winter which he is enjoying and just had his 7th birthday on Friday! Thanks!
February 11, 2009: 6th repayment of $27.78 received 2 weeks early.
March 20, 2009: 7th repayment of $27.78 received 5 days early.
April 22, 2009: 8th repayment of $27.78 received 3 days early.
May 17, 2009: 9th repayment of $27.78 received 8 days early.
June 12, 2009: 10th repayment of $27.78 received, early.
June 12, 2009: 11th repayment of $27.78 received, early.
June 12, 2009: 12th repayment of $27.78 received, early.
June 12, 2009: 13th repayment of $27.78 received, early.
June 12, 2009: 14th repayment of $27.78 received, early.
June 12, 2009: 15th repayment of $27.78 received, early.
June 12, 2009: 16th repayment of $27.78 received, early.
June 12, 2009: 17th repayment of $27.78 received, early.
June 12, 2009: 18th repayment of $27.74 received, early.
June 12, 2009: This loan has been repaid in full! This family is considered to be in good standing on Lend4Health and, therefore, is welcome to request another loan in the future, if they wish.
June 12, 2009: Lenders have been sent their original loan amounts back via PayPal.