Make a Microloan for 10-yr old Matthew's Health!

This loan is still being repaid.

First Posted On: February 18, 2009

Name: Matthew Paul G.

Age: 10 years old

Diagnosis: Severe Autism

Loan Sought: $288

Loan Needed For: SUPPLEMENTS: 2 bottles of Nordic Naturals children's arctic cod liver oil gels ($73, will last 6 months); 2 bottles of Nordic Naturals Omega 3-6-9 Junior Dietary Supplement ($62, will last 6 months); and 3 bottles of Nordic Naturals Omega-3 gummies ($56, will last 3 months). FOOD (for 1 month): Gluten-free casein-free (GFCF) brown rice bread ($30); GFCF cookies ($40); GFCF pretzels ($16); and GFCF hard candies ($11).

Repayment Terms: 12 months ($24/month)

Other Notes: Matthew's dad, Clint, writes, "Matthew started taking supplements 6 years ago, and he has been on a gluten-free diet for a long time. He has his good days and bad days. He brings you by the hand to get what he wants. Matthew likes to ride in the car, and swim in the summer time. He likes to watch Dragon Tales, Sesame Street, and Blues Clues." Matthew's family has applied for respite care to help take care of Matthew before and after school but there are no caregivers working in their area. Clint believes the low wages for respite care workers is part of this problem. Because of Matthew's size as a 10-year old, Clint (rather than his wife) has been staying home to help get Matthew on and off the bus. They also have a 3-year old that Clint watches during the day while his wife works. The family was receiving food stamps to help pay for Matthew's special GFCF foods, but they stopped receiving them recently. They saw a DAN! doctor (Stephanie Cave) in the past who started them on biomedical treatment, but due to the high cost of the appointments, the family is pursuing biomedical on their own now.

Reference Provided By: Carolyn A., Diana R., and Jill G.

Matthew's Community of Lenders [not updated real-time]:

Petra: $144
Cathleen: $25
Jessica: $119


February 18, 2009: Matthew's loan has been funded!

February 19, 2009: Promissory note sent to Clint for signature.

February 20, 2009: Signed promissory note received from Clint.

February 20, 2009: Thank you note from Clint: "I want to thank petra, cathleen, and jessica for donating for matthew's needs/////////thanks alot, clint"

February 21, 2009: Loan of $288 sent to Clint via post.

March 21, 2009: 1st repayment installment of $24 received 3 weeks early. This installment was due April 15.

May 13, 2009: Clint called to say that he would be putting his May payment in the mail the next day (May 14). The payment is due May 15. He also said that Nordic Naturals sent them enough free products to last them through the end of the year! :)

May 15, 2009: 2nd repayment installment of $24 received. This payment is considered on-time because it was postmarked on-time.

June 19, 2009: 3rd repayment installment (due June 15) is past-due.

July 23, 2009: 4th repayment installment (due July 15) is past-due.

September 17, 2009: 5th repayment installment (due August 15) is past-due.

September 17, 2009: 6th repayment installment (due September 15) is past-due.

November 17, 2009: 7th repayment installment (due October 15) is past-due.

December 18, 2009: 8th repayment installment (due November 15) is past-due.

December 26, 2009: 9th repayment installment (due December 15) is past-due.

February 3, 2010: 10th repayment installment (due January 15) is past-due.

March 24, 2010: 11th repayment installment (due February 15) is past-due.

March 24, 2010: 12th [FINAL] repayment installment (due March 15) is past-due.

March 24, 2010: This loan has come due as of March 15, 2010. According to Lend4Health policy, it will be considered defaulted after 6 months (September 15, 2010).

April 8, 2010: An email from Clint requesting a rescheduled loan repayment. Once a proposed rescheduled repayment plan has been determined, the lenders will be informed.

October 5, 2010: This loan came in default on September 15 according to Lend4Health policy. A total of $48 was repaid. The three lenders on this loan will be sent their repayments as a percentage of the original amount they contributed. This loan is now considered to be partially repaid and partially forgiven.

February 1, 2011: A repayment of $10 has been received. This amount will be repaid to the 3 lenders as a percentage of the original amount they contributed. The amount still due on this loan is $230.00.

February 1, 2011: Update from Clint: "I am sorry it has been a while since I sent you a payment. I have not forgotten about paying this loan off. I have been having a lot of financial problems lately. I just went back to work full-time in November 2010. My son Matthew has been at a training facility in Louisiana since May 2010. He is getting a lot of help with his autism. He has learned to eat with eating utensils 80% of the week. He has also been learning to go to the bathroom. I will start sending you regular monthly payments on March 1, 2011."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello Clint & Matthew,

My name is Tim Terry. I work at Nordic Naturals and I see that Matthew has been using a few of our products and I hope they have helped him.

I just wanted to offer my continued support to stay on our supplements if you believe that they are helping him. So when you need more of those products for Matthew, shoot me an email at tterry@nordicnaturals.com so I can be sure to get send Matthew whatever he needs to continue to grow and thrive.

I too have an autistic son, who is 25 years old now, so offering another Dad like me some complimentary product is my chance to give something back as a way to say thanks to all the people out there who have helped my family through all of these years.

All my best,

Tim Terry
Senior Sales Consultant
Nordic Naturals
800-662-2544, ext. 104