Make a Microloan for 2-yr old Jeremy's Health!

This loan has been repaid!

First Posted On: September 22, 2008

Name: Jeremy

Age: 22 months old

Diagnosis: Autism

Loan Sought: $400

Loan Needed For: Organic Acid Test (OAT), yeast culture, and sensitivity test. These tests are recommended by Jeremy's naturapathic physician, Dr. Berry, who accepts their insurance. Some tests that the physician is recommending are covered by their insurance, but these are not.

Repayment Terms: 12 months, with repayments starting in December 2008. ($33.33/month)

Other Notes: Jeremy's mom, Jennifer wrote, "Jeremy is a beautiful 22 month old who has had a rough start. He was born with craniosynostosis which required extensive neuro and plastic surgery. Jeremy was diagnosed with autism a few months ago and we felt hopeless UNTIL we found out about biomedical interventions, only to find out that we can't afford the care he desperately needs. We already see a huge difference with the GFCF diet, which we started 9 weeks ago. My husband and I have been putting off paying our bills to see the DAN! Dr and we just can't put them off any longer. We consider ourselves to be hard working Americans and were shocked to find out how little financial support is available for families with autistic children. Jeremy is a fighter, and we just know that with the right biomedical interventions as well as therapy, he can be recovered."

Loans Received as of 11:25am Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Paul: $10
Petra: $10
Heather (Brock's mom): $10
Jeanne: $10
Diane: $20
Summit to Sea: $25
Mary: $20
Ethan, Alex & Megan: $5
Sheri: $40
Cathleen: $70
Running 4 Lend 4 Health: $5
Noel: $15
Jan: $160 (Cinco de Linco loan)

Amount Loaned: $400
Amount Still Needed to Receive Loan: $0!!!


October 1, 2008: Promissory note sent to Jeremy's mom for signature.

October 3, 2008: Note from Jeremy's mom, Jenn: "I can't thank the lenders enough. Its just amazing to know that others care enough to help my son get the care that he so desperately needs. I can't wait until we're in the position to do for another family what's been done for us."

October 10, 2008: Signed promissory note received.

October 10, 2008: Loan of $400 sent to Jeremy's parents via PayPal.

November 25, 2008: First loan repayment installment of $33.33 received. This installment was made one week early.

December 16, 2008: Second loan repayment installment of $33.33 received. This installment was made 16 days early. NOTE: This installment was made by Gail and Steven as a holiday gift to Jeremy and his family.

December 17, 2008: Note from Jenn: "I'm at a loss for words. People can be so kind. Please let Gail & Steven know how much we appreciate their gift to us. Jeremy is doing so well! We have just added a new supplement (3 days ago) and today my son gave me my first kiss!!!!! We are pulling him out of the "window", I just know it. My heart is so full of joy today and then to listen to your message about yet again the kindness of complete strangers-just topped it off!!"

January 27, 2009: Third loan repayment installment of $33.33 received. This installment was made five days early.

February 6, 2009: Update from Jenn: "On Monday Jeremy started his first anti-fungal and it has been amazing. Each poopy diaper has yeast in it and his die-off has been pretty bad. He has had increased stimming and hyperactivity along with some pain and bloating. Along with this crazy die-off has come some miraculous improvements. In fact I'm going to quote his ABA teacher from her note from yesterday's session. (By the way, Jeremy is (was) non-verbal.) "Jeremy had an AMAZING session today! I usually have to prompt any eye contact and today he made unprompted eye contact for approximately 40% of the 90 min session! He made several approximations (cow/go/circle/puzzle/goodboy) while doing a NEW puzzle. He was very active but was able to collect himself and finish a puzzle on his own. He looked the healthiest I have seen in the 8 months of knowing him."

Last Sunday we as a family were able to go to breakfast for the first time with no incident!! He sat and colored with crayons (just six weeks ago he had pica and would have eaten them, btw it was caused by a zinc deficiency.) He ate his gf/cf/sf/cf food off of a breakable plate when a month ago he would have dropped it just to watch it smash. In fact another mom came over to us and commented on what a well behaved boy we have! Later on that night we took him to a friend's house to watch the Superbowl and Jeremy sat with his dad and watched football. Just the look of pride on my husband's face was enough to make me cry! This, Tori and lenders, is what you made possible! Thank you. Last night we started B-12 injections and I'll update on that as well."

February 24, 2009: Fourth loan repayment of $33.33 received. This installment was made 5 days early.

March 25, 2009: Fifth loan repayment of $33.33 received. This installment was made one week early.

April 30, 2009: Sixth loan repayment of $33.33 received. This installment was made one day early.

June 1, 2009: Seventh loan repayment of $33.33 received. This installment was made on-time.

July 2, 2009: Eighth loan repayment of $33.33 received. This installment was made on-time.

July 31, 2009: Ninth loan repayment of $33.33 received. This installment was made early.

September 2, 2009: 10th loan repayment of $33.33 received. This installment was made on-time.

October 6, 2009: 11th loan repayment (due October 1) has been marked past-due. An email from Jennifer says, "I'm so sorry we are late this month. Somebody hacked into our bank account and although the bank will cover everything for us we had to shut down our account. I will make a payment as soon as we set up a new one. Again, I'm sorry."

November 1, 2009: 12th loan repayment (due November 1) of $33.33 received. This installment was made on-time.

November 1, 2009: NOTE: This loan is scheduled to be repaid in full today, but one repayment (due October 1, 2009) is currently past-due. The final amount due is $33.37.

November 18, 2009: The October repayment has been received. The amount was $33.37. This repayment has now been marked "late" instead of "past-due."

November 18, 2009: This loan has been repaid in full!

November 18, 2009: Original loan amounts have been sent back to all lenders via PayPal.

November 18, 2009: This family is considered to be in good standing on Lend4Health and is eligible to request another loan in the future, if they would like.

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