Make a Microloan for 5-year old Matthias' Health!

This loan is past-due.

Matthias was on ABC News! Click HERE and look in the upper right-hand corner to watch!

First Posted On: April 4, 2009

Name: Matthias

Age: 5 years old

Location: Arizona, USA

Diagnosis: Autism

Loan Sought: $1,386

Loan Needed For: SUPPLEMENTS: TMG (1 month) $46; AlphaKeto Gluteric Acid (1 month) $18; Super Nu Thera P5P (4 months) $50; Methyl B-12 shots (3 months) $111; LAB TESTS: Microbial Organic Acid $145; French Lab $370; Urine Toxic $60 for lab and $250 for IV Med; PRBC $136; and Follow-up visit to DAN! [Defeat Autism Now!] Doctor $200.

Repayment Terms: 18 months ($77/month).

Other Notes: Matthias' mom, Lisa, writes, "Matthias is a handsome, joyful 5 year old who loves to watch movies and play on the slide for hours. He also loves to have you read books to him.

Matthias was diagnosed with autism on October 13, 2006. At that time he had no speech at all and we immediately started doing lots of SPT [speech therapy], OT [occupational therapy], PT [physical therapy], AND MUSIC Therapy. Matthias also has many issues with his gut, and we have to take him regularly to see a Gastro Doctor here. He also as Sensory Integration Disorder which causes him to not sit still because he is constantly seeking that certain kind of input his brain is searching for.

As you can imagine, the past 3 years have been a journey and we had come a long way with his speech, but I truly believe that by using biomedical treatment my son will be able to be recovered. That is the reason we are seeking this kind of treatment.

He started taking Super Nu Thera 2 years ago, and started a Casein Free diet then also. The past 4 months he has been on a Gluten Free diet as well.

The reason I am in need of this loan is because in 2007 I had to quit my full time job to be able to care for my son and in doing so, this has taken away the opportunity to be able to provide large sums of money to be able to pay for biomedical treatment.

I want the lenders to know that Matthias is a true joy to have as my son, and I look forward to being able to see the progress he makes with biomedical treatment."

Additional Notes: Lisa learned about Lend4Health through Facebook. She keeps a blog that talks about Matthias' biomedical journey called "My Boys, My Greatest Gifts in Life." Read it by clicking HERE.

Reference Provided By: Rebecca C, Ruth-Ann S, Lori W, and the office of DAN! doctors Jeff Bradstreet and Matthew Baral.

Matthias' Community of Lenders:

Logan's Family: $10
Tori: $5 [Cinco de Linco!]
Michaela: $15 [Cinco de Linco!]
Jeanne: $5 [Cinco de Linco!]
Petra: $10 [Cinco de Linco!]
Sean: $10 [Cinco de Linco!]
Karen F: $5 [Cinco de linco, one day late'o, we were out of town'o]
Amy: $25
Dana: $10
Jannett (Alani's mom): $5
Bonnie C: $5
Penny (Logan's mom): $5
Karen F (again): $5
Manojkumar: $10 ["Thanks for this website. This is a great way to help the autism community."]
[**]Amy P: $50[**]
Karen F (again): $10 [re-loaned from Charlie's repaid loan]
Angela: $20
Rachel (Julian's mom): $20
Petra (again): $10 ["My random act of kindness for today."]
Mark: $35
Dana C (again): $30
Ian: $25
Tori: $5 [Cinco de Linco!]
Karen F (again): $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Jeanne: $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Dana C (again): $5 [Happy Cinco de Linco!]
Kristina (Jordan's mom): $5
This family has received a gift (not a loan) of $100 from Betty Lou and Charles Carter outside of Lend4Health. The loan request has been reduced by $100.

Sheri: $35 [Re-loaned from Brock's repaid loan]
Petra: $10 ["Belated Cinco de Linco loan on Cinco de Mayo"]
Gretchen: $50
Elizabeth: $5 ["Blessings on your journey to recovery!"]
Karen F (again): $5
Liz (Dazmen's mom): $4
Karen F (again): $5 [Re-loaned from Jordan's repaid loan]
This family has received a gift (not a loan) of $50 from Sanjay outside of Lend4Health. The loan request has been reduced by $50.

Petra (again): $10 [re-loaned from Jordan's repaid loan]
Henry: $20
Karen F (again): $5 ["Early Cinco de Linco"]
Sheryl: $25 ["Cinco de Linco"]
Jennifer: $50
Tori (again): $5 ["Cinco de Linco"]
Jan: $25 ["Cinco de Linco"]
Jeanne (again): ["Cinco de Linco"]
John: $10
Petra (again): $5 ["Happy Cinco de Linco"]
Heather (Brock's mom): $5
Chloe: $50
Matthias received a $50 gift from his relatives Rick and Dona McGraw. The loan request has, therefore, been reduced by $50.

Lisa: $50
Karen F (again): $5
Patricia: $25 ["This is a reloan - you are doing an awesome job - keep up the great work."]
Grandma Gini: $25 ["In memory of Bill Miller."]
Terry O: $40 [re-loaned from Jordan's repaid loan]
Karen F (again): $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Cathleen: $50
Petra (again): $5 ["Belated Cinco de Linco"]
Will: $10 [re-loan from a repaid loan]
Jeanne (again): $23 [loan made from Alec's repaid loan]
Tori (again): $5 [loan made from Alec's repaid loan]
Karen F (again): $20 [loan made from Alec's repaid loan]
Renee: $5 [loan made from Alec's repaid loan]
Petra (again): $6
Joshua: $239


July 15, 2009: This loan has been fully funded! YIPEEEEE!

July 15, 2009: Promissory note sent to Lisa for signature.

July 16, 2009: Signed promissory note received.

July 16, 2009: Loan of $1,192 sent to Lisa via Priority Mail. This loan is scheduled to be repaid over 18 months, starting on September 15, 2009. The monthly repayment amount will be $66.22.

July 18, 2009: Thank you note from Lisa:
Dear Lenders,

First I have to say I am sorry it has taken me a few days to get this letter together. The day after our loan was funded my little boy Gabriel got sick so things have been a bit crazy around my house.

Where do I begin? How do I thank the people who are helping my son recover? Its so hard to put into words the gratitude I have for you all. Its heart wrenching when you get that autism diagnosis, and then even more so when you realize that you can not afford to pay for the treatments your child needs up front because of the huge costs.

Now, because of all you, and your overwhelming kindness to my son, we will, for the first time, be able to start a treatment plan, get lab work and go see our DAN doctor for a follow up visit with out having to wait many months in between. I am so excited to be able to finally have my son visit his DAN doctor on a regular basis and know that he is going to start to feel better.

I guess its best to sum it up by simply saying Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I will never forget your kindness to my son and I hope you will visit us on our blog and watch Matthias' progress at http://myboysmygreatestgiftsinlife.blogspot.com

I am forever grateful to you all,


August 13, 2009: Update from Lisa, posted on her blog. Click HERE.

September 14, 2009: 1st repayment (due September 15) of $66.22 received, early.

October 2, 2009: 2nd repayment (due October 15) of $66.22 received, early.

October 26, 2009: Update from Lisa: "Matthias' teacher told me today she wants to put him in a typical kindergarten class for a few hours a day because his social skills are so advanced :) She is only concerned about his academics because he doesn't sit still for long to learn. I cried when she said that she wanted to do this."

October 30, 2009: 3rd repayment (due November 15) of $66.22 received, early.

December 15, 2009: 4th repayment (due December 15) of $66.22 received, on-time.

February 3, 2010: 5th repayment (due January 15) has been marked past due.

February 8, 2010: 5th repayment of $66.22 (due January 15) has been received and marked late.

February 8, 2010: 6th repayment of $66.22 (due February 15) received, early.

May 19, 2010: Update from Lisa: "I know I'm so past due on paying our loan but I thought maybe his lenders would love to hear about this progress with the video :)

♥ FABULOUS ♥ FABULOUS PROGRESS WITH HANDSOME!!.............. He has learned to recognize 16 words this semester at school and Today........... He read two sentences I wrote for him to read :)!!! I never thought we would ever see this day! We were told that maybe, if we were lucky, with intense therapy he would be able to speak one day, and now my baby is READING!!!!!!

I can't thank the Lenders at Lend4health enough!! With out you this would not have been possible.!

Much Love and gratitude

May 21, 2010: The 7th repayment (due March 15, 2010) has been marked past-due.

May 21, 2010: The 8th repayment (due April 15, 2010) has been marked past-due.

May 21, 2010: The 9th repayment (due May 15, 2010) has been marked past-due.

July 2, 2010: The 10th repayment (due June 15, 2010) has been marked past-due.

July 28, 2010: The 11th repayment (due July 15, 2010) has been marked past-due.

August 9, 2010: A partial payment of $10 has been made for this family as a gift from an anonymous individual, with the following message, "Do not give up hope. You are being prayed for." The remaining amount due on the 12th installment (due August 15) is $56.22.

October 5, 2010: The 12th repayment (due August 15) has been marked past-due. The balance due on this month's installment is $56.22.

October 5, 2010: The 13th repayment (due September 15) has been marked past-due.

October 12, 2010: Lender [**]Amy P.[**] has voluntarily forgiven her loan of $50. This means that Lisa will not have to repay $50 of her loan. This $50 will be deducted from the 14th repayment due on October 15, 2010. The amount now due on October 15 is $16.22.


Lisa said...

Hi Everyone

This is Matthias mom Lisa, I just wanted to thank you all so much for contributing to this loan for my son! Please stop by our blog spot to keep up on his progress


Lisa said...

Hi this is Matthias' mom again! I just wanted to say thank you again for all who have contributed. Please check out our blogspot to keep up with his progress!!! He's doing amazing things!

Lisa said...

Hi everyone! This is Matthias mom again! I can't thank you enough for being a lender to my sons loan and to all the other children on lend4health! It means the world to me what your doing!

Lisa and Matthias

Anonymous said...

This is Mathias's godfather. I am priveledged to have been a part of his life. He has progressed so far these last couple of years. Thank you all for your assistance and support. It really has made a positive impact on his life.

Lisa said...

Hi everyone !

This is matthias' Mom again, I just wanted to thank you all for your wonderful support and encourgement! Thank you for lending to my son and helping him continue his Journey of Hope!!!