This loan has been fully repaid!
First Posted On: January 9, 2009
Name: Avery and Anthony [Photo: Anthony is wearing glasses]
Age: 3 years old (identical twins)
Diagnosis: Autism (Avery); PDD-NOS (Anthony)
Loan Sought: $500
Loan Needed For: IgG food sensitivity test + follow-up DAN! doctor appointment for Avery; first DAN! doctor appointment for Anthony
Repayment Terms: 3 months (~ $166.67/month)
Other Notes: Avery and Anthony's mom, Tanya, wrote, "Anthony (PDD) had a stroke in utero that affected his right side. We are not sure what procedures he needs. Avery is now taking B12 shots. He is aggressive and very strong. Both are GFCF [gluten-free, casein-free]. Anthony is my free spirit -- always happy and very creative. Avery is my "gentle giant." He is a big boy but he is super sweet. They are my heart and soul . . . God's greatest gifts to me are my kids."
Avery has already seen a DAN! doctor. Anthony was diagnosed later and hasn't gone yet. Both references for this family noted with much admiration and respect that Tanya "is doing everything" to help her sons. One said that one of the boys used to scream constantly -- no words, just screaming. She said that, after taking Omega-3 fish oil, the screaming has stopped and that he is trying hard to form words. The other reference is the boy's teacher and noted that he gave her a kiss the other day and answered a question! Note: Tanya learned about Lend4Health through CafeMom, where Delia's mom had posted information about it. Their DAN! doctor is Timothy J. Callaghan.
Reference Provided By: Jessica H. and Amy S.
Avery & Anthony's Community of Lenders [not updated real-time]:
UPDATE - UPDATE - UPDATE - UPDATE
January 21, 2009: Loan fulfilled! Woo hoo!
January 22, 2009: Promissory note sent to Tanya for signature.
January 24, 2009: Signed promissory note received from Tanya.
January 24, 2009: Loan ($500) sent to Tanya via PayPal. The first repayment installment will be due March 1, 2009.
January 24, 2009: Note received from Tanya: "I would definitely like to say thank you to everyone...Jenny McCarthy expressed many emotions we parents have about A.S.D. [autism spectrum disorder]. One of which is that she doesn't accept that her son is "just that way." Like her and many others, I want my "old" Avery and Anthony back. The ones that are locked somewhere inside.... The ones who laughed and played patty-cake and blew kisses. You all have given them the chance to come back to me. I will forever be grateful and I could never express my overwhelming joy in my heart. Thank you doesn't seem enough. God bless you all...and he will."
March 2, 2009: The first repayment installment has been received. The amount was $166.67 and it was on-time [within the 24-hour grace period].
April 2, 2009: The second repayment installment has been received. The amount was $166.67 and it was on-time [within the 24-hour grace period].
May 2, 2009: The third and final repayment installment has been received. The amount was $166.67 and it was on-time [within the 24-hour grace period].
May 2, 2009: This loan has been repaid in full. This family is considered to be in good standing on Lend4Health. As such, they are eligible to request another loan on Lend4Health if they ever would like to.
May 4, 2009: The original loan amounts have been sent back to the lenders via PayPal.