This loan has been forgiven in full.
First Posted On: June 24, 2009
Age: 9 years old
Location: Michigan, USA
Diagnosis: Asperger Syndrome
Loan Sought: $480
Loan Needed For: Initial visit with DAN! [Defeat Autism Now!] doctor($280) and first tests recommended by doctor ($200)
Repayment Terms: 9 months ($53.33/month).
Other Notes: McKinley's mom, Kira, writes: "McKinley is a lively young man who is nine years old and loves to take things apart. He enjoys trains, cars, and anything that involves transportation. While he may lack somewhat in gross/fine motor skills and social savvy, he more than makes up for it with his 136 IQ. He was the first third grader in the district to get a perfect score on his Michigan Math MEAP.
McKinley will introduce himself as having "AS" and sometime, "ADHD." In fact, McK was diagnosed at age four with having ADHD comorbid with Asperger's Syndrome. He has been on numerous medications, tried various therapies, and is still receiving a bevvy of services to accommodate him and make life more manageable.
Our family is ready to move forward, and to begin biomedical treatments in an effort to not just live with the effects of Autism, but to push forward to finding or working towards a cure. We feel that the biomedical approach has shown some clinical validity and we need your help to have our first visit and initial testing paid for, as it is not at all covered under insurance.
Please open your heart and be generous, even five dollars towards this loan could be the difference in cracking the puzzle of McKinley's Autism.
You have our sincerest thanks."
Reference Provided By: Patrick S. and Daryl G.
McKinley's Community of Lenders:
Patrick: $10 ["I know it isn't much but I hope that this is the pebble that starts a avalanche."]
MaryBeth: $5 ["In memory of Mason."]
Karen F: $5
Diane: $25 ["Good luck from a fellow Michigander."]
Carrie & Tim: $100
Karen F (again): $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Petra: $5 ["Belated Cinco de Linco"]
Diane: $20 [re-loan from Alec's repaid loan]
Bonnie C: $5 [re-loan from Alec's repaid loan]
Sun Valley Tech Solutions: $247
UPDATES - UPDATES - UPDATES
July 22, 2009: This loan has been fully funded!
July 22, 2009: Promissory note sent to Kira for signature.
July 23, 2009: Signed promissory note received.
July 24, 2009: Loan of $480 disbursed via check in the mail.
October 7, 2009: The 1st repayment (due September 1, 2009) has been marked past-due. An email from Kira in September explained that she had been in the hospital for 2 weeks and was just recently getting more mobile and able to take care of things.
October 7, 2009: The 2nd repayment (due October 1, 2009) has been marked past-due.
November 17, 2009: The 3rd repayment (due November 1, 2009) has been marked past-due.
December 26, 2009: The 4th repayment (due December 1, 2009) has been marked past-due.
March 24, 2010: The 5th repayment (due January 1, 2010) has been marked past-due.
March 24, 2010: The 6th repayment (due February 1, 2010) has been marked past-due.
March 24, 2010: The 7th repayment (due March 1, 2010) has been marked past-due.
June 4, 2010: The 8th repayment (due April 1, 2010) has been marked past-due.
June 4, 2010: The 9th repayment (due May 1, 2010) has been marked past-due.
July 23, 2011: This loan has been forgiven in full. No repayments were made.