This loan has been repaid in full!
First Posted On: June 24, 2009
Age: 4 years old
Location: California, USA
Loan Sought: $1,500
Loan Needed For: Partial payment of 40 HBOT [hyperbaric oxygen treatment] dives, as recommended by Dylan's DAN! [Defeat Autism Now!] doctor, Rochelle Neally.
Repayment Terms: 18 months ($83.33/month).
Other Notes: Dylan's mom, Rossy, writes: "My son Dylan was diagnosed with autism when he was two and half years old. Now he turned 4 on June 21, and we noticed that he has not had much improvement with speech and behavior. We have seen him cry everyday trying to communicate; it just makes my heart tear apart. He is getting older, and he understands more about his condition that he really wants to talk but he just can not. As a mom, I will do the best I can to help him. We heard about the biomedical treatment from the mom of a friend of his, and I also read from the Jenny McCarthy book that this treatment is worth a try. I always have hope in my heart that he will be recovered someday.
Since medical insurance won't cover this biomedical treatment, we have to pay by cash. The problem is financial; my husband doesn't get paid much, and every month we are living pay check to pay check. I am a stay-at-home mom.
I just want my son to get help. He is just a beautiful boy, he deserves to live better and healthy. I am very thankful for everything and anyone who can help him. Lend4Health gives me hope. This website is about the passion that we have to help these children, they deserve the best in this life too."
Special Note: Each HBOT dive costs $100 if paid one at a time. For 40 dives (recommended by his doctor), that would be a total of $4,000. However, if Dylan's family pre-pays the amount, there is a deep discount bringing the amount down to $2,000. Hoping that a lower loan amount would get funded more easily on Lend4Health, Rossy is trying to get $1,500 of the amount on Lend4Health and will figure out another way to get the additional $500.
Reference Provided By: Minche T. and the office of his DAN! doctor, Dr. Rochelle Neally.
Dylan's Community of Lenders:
Karen F: $5
Karen F (again): $5
Petra: $5 ["Belated Cinco de Linco"]
Robert: $50 ["May God's loving hand comfort Dylan and his entire family. May the donations that Dylan's family seeks for the treatment of their son, further strengthen their belief and bond with Christ Jesus!"]
Yeilany: $20 ["Found out through Rachel. Best wishes for Dylan. God bless him."]
UPDATES - UPDATES - UPDATES
July 17, 2009: This loan has been fully funded!!
July 17, 2009: Promissory note sent to Rossy for signature.
July 22, 2009: Thank you note from Rossy: "I would like to say thank you to everybody for a favor that has been given to me for the loan that will be used as a payment for HBOT therapy for my son Dylan. This is all happening because of the greatness and the blessing of God. Special thanks to Ms. Rachel, who has been very kind and helped me by telling friends about Dylan's link. A million thanks to Mr. David, this could not have happened without your big help. I will never forget all your help on behalf on my son Dylan. You all truly make this world such a wonderful place, May God bless you all for all the kindness. Lots of thanks, Rossy and Dylan." [Rossy also sent a new picture of Dylan, below]
July 24, 2009: Signed promissory note received from Rossy.
July 24, 2009: Loan of $1,630 disbursed to Rossy via check in the mail.
August 2, 2009: Update from Rossy: "Dylan has started his HBOT already."
August 12, 2009: Update from Rossy: "Hi everyone I want to share some information about the progress that Dylan has made after he has done three weeks of HBOT therapy, which is four times a week. The first time was the most difficult time for him, he cried for about 30 minutes inside the chamber, but after that everything went smoothly and he just really likes to go inside the chamber. He has shown some improvement with his speech. New words started to come out :) and he's willing to communicate too a bit with us (before it was none). He can request for the food he wants and more surprising is that he can notify me when he wants to use the bathroom. He came to me and with his soft voice he said "potty, potty" then he ran to the bathroom. He likes to practice two new words since he was potty trained two weeks ago which are "mom pi-pi" and "mom pu-pu." This means a lot for me because finally he understands that he can use words to communicate with us, which was very difficult for him before. Of course the gluten - casein free diet and supplements also have some contribution. I want to thank all of you for the support that you all have given to Dylan. I will provide further information on his progress. May God Bless you all always."
September 8, 2009: 1st repayment of $81.50 received, early.
September 30, 2009: Update from Rossy: "Hi everyone. Dylan finished his forty dives of HBOT therapy last week. He has some progress, but not the huge one :) My concern is still about his speech thing. He is able to imitate the words from us very nicely, however his communication is still poor. So his DAN (Defeat Autism Now) Dr has advised me to do the Organic Acid Test (urine) and the Heavy Metal Urine Test for Dylan. When the results come it will show what type of supplements he needs most now, like B12 injections for speech. I would like to say thank you for your generous loan. Your kindness and support will not be forgotten and will be repaid promptly. May God Bless you always. Sincerely, Rossy"
October 9, 2009: 2nd repayment of $81.50 received, early.
November 12, 2009: 3rd repayment of $81.50 received, early.
December 4, 2009: 4th repayment of $81.50 received, early.
January 7, 2010: 5th repayment of $81.50 received, early.
February 8, 2010: 6th repayment of $81.50 received, early.
March 12, 2010: 7th repayment of $81.10 received, early. (Note, this was an accidental underpayment of $0.40, so the final installment will be increased by $0.40)
April 6, 2010: 8th repayment of $82.00 received, early. (Note, this was an overpayment of $0.50, so the final installment will be decreased by $0.50.)
May 3, 2010: Update from Rossy: "Actually I am kind of loosening his diet a little bit; however it has increased his speech. The only problem is he is more active than usual. Anyway we are OK with that because now he can say 'I Love Mommyyyyy..!!!' He is going to kindergarten this year."
May 12, 2010: 9th repayment of $81.50 received, early.
June 9, 2010: 10th repayment of $81.50 received, early.
July 9, 2010: 11th repayment of $81.50 received, early (due July 15).
August 11, 2010: 12th repayment of $81.50 received, early (due August 15).
September 8, 2010: 13th repayment of $81.50 received, early (due September 15).
October 12, 2010: 14th repayment of $81.50 received, early (due October 15).
November 10, 2010: 15th repayment of $81.50 received, early (due November 15).
December 8, 2010: 16th repayment of $81.50 received, early (due December 15).
January 18, 2011: 17th repayment of $81.50 received, late (due January 15).
February 17, 2011: 18th repayment of $81.50 received, late (due February 15).
March 15, 2011: 19th repayment of $81.50 received, on-time (due March 15).
April 12, 2011: 20th (final) repayment of $81.40 received, early (due April 15).
April 12, 2011: This loan has been repaid in full! Thank you from Rossy:Dear Lenders,
On behalf of my son Dylan, I want to thank you for your generosity. Your kindness and support will not be forgotten.
Rossy and Dylan
May 7, 2011: Original loan amounts repaid to lenders.