This loan is past-due.
First Posted On: June 19, 2009
Age: 4 years old
Location: Nevada, USA
Loan Sought: $1,068
Loan Needed For: $500.00 for Initial appointment with DAN! doctor (Geoffrey P. Radoff, M.D., M.D.H); $323.00 for organic acid (urine) test; and $245.00 for stool test.
Repayment Terms: 18 months ($59.33/month).
Other Notes: This loan was requested by Lucas' grandma, Sharie, because Lucas' mom, Amber, doesn't have a computer. Sharie writes, "Lucas is the little man of the house. He is the first male to be born in our family in 47 years. He has 3 sisters; 2 older and 1 younger. He was diagnosed with autism a year ago and he is our Pride and Joy. We have recently found out that his Dr was wrong about him not being able to ever recover, and we are excited to get him to a DAN! [Defeat Autism Now!] Dr that offers hope. We are trying to start him on a GFCF [gluten-free casein-free] diet since we have been finding out wonderful things about children with autism who are on this diet. He loves to go to Grandpa's and throw anything he can get his hands on into the horse’s water troughs. Grandpa gives him his own water bucket to throw things in but we are constantly removing items from the horse’s water troughs anyway. Lucas’s Grandpa loves to take him to lots of sporting events and can't wait for the day he can watch his grandson play sports. Lucas's Mother works very hard to support all four of her children and gets alot of help from her oldest daughter Leann who is 12 years old and is amazing with her precious little brother. I am Lucas’s grandma and want to give him the best chance for recovery I can. I came across this website a few days after finding out from my daughter she got a hold of a DAN Dr but she couldn’t make an appointment because of how much money it cost. It breaks my heart to think he can’t get the help he needs now because of our lack of money. I have tried to sell my beloved horses for quite a few months; unfortunately at this time that is nearly impossible. Not to mention how much all four of our grandkids enjoy ridding them around the yard. I have prayed for some help with getting enough money to get this beautiful angel of ours on the right track and I believe this wonderful website is the answer to my prayers. I want to offer our eternal thanks to all of you kind and unselfish souls, who take the time to read these and make it possible for these very special children to have a batter chance at recovery. Sincerely, Lucas’s Mommy, Grandma, and one of the few words he says, "Poppa"
Special Note: Because this family lives in a small town in Nevada, Sharie plans to tell the local newspaper about Lucas being on Lend4Health. She is hopeful that the town can rally around Lucas and chip in the loans he needs.
Reference Provided By: Loura W. and Marie M.
Lucas' Community of Lenders:
Chloe: $100 ["It's hard not to help out with a story like that from a grandmother!"]
Karen F: $10 ["Please tell Grandma not to sell those horse. Therapeutic horseback riding is the best for ASD kids. Hang in there."]
MaryBeth: $5 ["In memory of Mason."]
Karen F: $5
Rachel (Julian's mom): $10
Karen F (again): $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Petra: $5 ["Belated Cinco de Linco"]
Michaela & Jaafar: $20
Lisa D: $10 ["Please do not sell the horses-they will help the child so much!"]
Sun Valley Tech Solutions: $833
UPDATES - UPDATES - UPDATES
July 22, 2009: This loan has been fully funded!
July 22, 2009: Promissory note sent to Lucas' mom, Amber, for signature.
July 27, 2009: Signed promissory note received.
July 28, 2009: Loan of $1,068 disbursed via check in the mail. The first repayment will be due on September 15 in the amount of $59.33.
September 11, 2009: 1st repayment received. Amount was $70. This is an overpayment of $10.67, so the final payment (2/15/2011) will be reduced by $10.67. This repayment was received early.
October 14, 2009: 2nd repayment received. Amount was $60. This is an overpayment of $0.67, so the final payment (2/15/11) will be reduced by $0.67. This repayment was received early.
October 14, 2009: Update from Amber in the mail: "I don't have access to a computer at the time, but I wanted to give you an update on Lucas when there was an update to give. We were able to see Lucas' new DAN doctor in August and get all of his tests. He has been on the GFCF [gluten-free casein-free] diet and receiving methyl B12 shots since. I have noticed mild to moderate improvements with his speech, moderate to slightly significant improvement in his behavior, and best of all, he is going #2 in the toilet, all by himself!! I really wasn't sure if that day would come. I want to again thank you and everyone involved in Lend4Health. No word back on his tests yet, but he will be seeing the DAN doctor again soon. Sincerely, Amber"
November 16, 2009: 3rd repayment received. Amount was $80. This is an overpayment of $20.67, so the final payment (2/15/11) will be reduced by $20.67. This repayment was received on-time.
December 26, 2009: The 4th repayment (due December 15) has been marked past-due.
February 2, 2010: The 5th repayment (due January 15) has been marked past-due.
February 28, 2010: The 6th repayment (due February 15) has been marked past-due.
May 14, 2010: The 7th repayment (due March 15) has been marked past-due.
May 14, 2010: The 8th repayment (due April 15) has been marked past-due.
June 25, 2010: The 9th repayment (due May 15) has been marked past-due.
June 25, 2010: The 10th repayment (due June 15) has been marked past-due.
July 27, 2010: The 11th repayment (due July 15) has been marked past-due.
October 5, 2010: The 12th repayment (due August 15) has been marked past-due.
October 5, 2010: The 13th repayment (due September 15) has been marked past-due.
July 23, 2011: The 14th repayment (due October 15) has been marked past-due.
July 23, 2011: The 15th repayment (due November 15) has been marked past-due.
July 23, 2011: The 16th repayment (due December 15) has been marked past-due.
July 23, 2011: The 17th repayment (due January 15, 2011) has been marked past-due.
July 23, 2011: The 18th repayment (due February 15) has been marked past-due.