Make a Microloan for 9-yr old Jason's Health!

This loan has been fully repaid!

First Posted On: November 9, 2008

Name: Jason H.

Age: 9 years old

Diagnosis: Aspergers

Loan Sought: $330

Loan Needed For: Comprehensive Stool Analysis

Repayment Terms: 9 months (~ $36.67/month)

Other Notes: Jason's mom, Carolyn, writes: "Jason is a wonderful young boy. He just turned 9. He was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome by a local hospital when he was just over 4 years old. When he was about 2.5 years old, I looked at my husband and said, "What happened to Jason? He used to talk more." That's when our journey began. He is very smart, but socially awkward. He adores trains, particularly steam locomotives, airplanes, both civilian and military, and has started to become quite an authority on Transformers. He also loves to read, go to the beach, ride his bike, and play Legos with his 6 year old brother. He wants to learn how to make a friend and often expresses that he thinks nobody likes him.

Jason has always struggled in school. The teachers didn't understand him and weren't willing to give him a chance. Since Kindergarten, he has been bounced in and out of several schools, attending over 5 different elementary schools, including private school at the district's expense. At the end of last school year, Second grade, we knew he was ready to leave private school and enter a public elementary school again. But it was a rocky transition. We were informed at the end of the year that the district was very hesitant to have him return to the same public setting. We were devastated. All summer, we prepared for the worst and hoped for the best. Prior to third grade, over the summer, we aggressively treated Jason's yeast problem. We purposely had waited for summer break, in case we saw major regression from the die off of that yeast. We did see die off, and then we saw improvements!! His aggression was almost gone, and he was remembering to use his words. He was all around more flexible. Just before third grade was to start, we had an IEP meeting. We fought the district, armed with a very good advocate, to let Jason have one more chance. They were very hesitant, but agreed. I am happy to report that his teacher actually used the words, "Model Student" at our parent teacher conference this October. I nearly fell off my chair!!

Jason has been gf, cf, sf [gluten-free, casein-free, soy-free] for almost 2 years. He also has done neuro-feedback and occupational therapy. We recently started RDI and a Therapeutic Listening Program. He is such a trooper. He takes his vitamin pills better than anyone in the family and *hardly* ever complains about it. He is doing so well, and we are seeing gains in so many areas. We would like to re-run a Comprehensive Stool Analysis test from Great Plains Labs to compare to his last test results that were done over a year ago.

Thank you for your consideration to help Jason continue to move forward and fulfill his dream of being a Steam Locomotive driver."

Jason's DAN! doctor is Dr. Shawn Centers, D.O. [Tori's note: I met Carolyn at the DAN! conference in San Diego, and she helped me pass out Lend4Health business cards!]

Lenders to Jason :
Elizabeth: $25
Dana C: $5
Joe S: $10
Petra: $10
Noel: $15
Tim: $265


November 18, 2008: Loan fully funded!

November 18, 2008: Promissory note sent to Carolyn for signature.

November 18, 2008: Lend4Health announces that Jason's grandma, Elizabeth, is the winner of the Mother Warriors book giveaway. Read more HERE.

November 19, 2008: Signed promissory note received.

November 19, 2008: Loan for $330 sent to Jason's family via PayPal.

November 20, 2008: Jason's mom, Carolyn, writes to her lenders: "We sure have a lot to be thankful for this year! We want to thank everyone for their contributions to fund Jason's loan so quickly. I can not believe the generosity of total strangers. I am truly touched. In this day of busy schedules and what often feels like an impersonal electronic world of screen names and emails, this time it was used to bring people together for a very personal cause. Thank you! We are scheduled to see our DAN doctor on Tuesday and will quickly move forward with the testing. Thank you all again and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!"

December 9, 2008: First repayment installment of $36.67 received, 6 days early!

January 14, 2009: Second repayment installment of $36.67 received, 1 day early!

February 11, 2009: Third repayment installment of $36.67 received, 4 days early!

March 12, 2009: Fourth repayment installment of $36.67 received, 3 days early!

April 14, 2009: Fifth repayment installment of $36.67 received, 1 day early!

May 14, 2009: Sixth repayment installment of $36.67 received, 1 day early!

June 15, 2009: Seventh repayment installment of $36.67 received, on time!

July 15, 2009: 8th repayment installment of $36.67 received, on time!

August 15, 2009: 9th repayment installment of $36.64 received, on time!

August 15, 2009: This loan has been repaid in full!

August 18, 2009: All lenders have been sent their original loan amounts back via PayPal.

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

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