This loan has been funded and disbursed!
Joe is on the news! Click HERE to go to the story; watch the video on the right-hand side!
First Posted On: July 10, 2009
Age: 7 years old
Location: North Carolina, USA
Diagnosis: Autism, Ketotic Hypoglycemia, AV Canal Heart Defect, and Repaired Lung
Loan Sought: $480
Loan Needed For: Appointment with DAN! [Defeat Autism Now!] Dr. Jerry Kartzinel ($390); compounded yeast medication from Lee Silsby ($65), and shipping ($25).
Repayment Terms: 18 months ($26.67/month)
Other Notes: Joe's mom, Tara, writes, "Joe had a heart surgery at 3 months of age and a lung surgery at 3 years of age. He was diagnosed autistic at 2 1/2 years old.
Since starting his biomedical treatment with Dr. Kartzinel in March 2009, he doesn't hold his ears all the time, he has lost his motor tics, he has started saying some words, he is more calm, and his transition issues are easier.
He is so much better, but he has about 80 food allergies and has a long ways to go on healing his leaky gut."
Special Note: Joe has his next appointment with Dr. Kartzinel on July 30, 2009.
Reference Provided By: Betsy T. and Teresa B.
Joe's Community of Lenders:
-- FORGIVEN 4/3/11: Joe: $10
-- FORGIVEN 4/3/11: MaryBeth: $10 ["In memory of Mason. Hang in there, Joe!"]
-- FORGIVEN 4/3/11: Noel: $25
Lisa D: $10
-- FORGIVEN 4/11/11: Sun Valley Tech Solutions: $360
UPDATES - UPDATES - UPDATES
July 22, 2009: This loan has been fully funded!
July 23, 2009: Promissory note sent to Tara for signature.
July 23, 2009: Thank you note from Tara: "I wanted to thank you and our sponsors for our loan. With the loan we will be able to take Joseph on his trip to see his autism specialist next week. He's getting better. He is 7 and has just started to say some words. He still has a long way to go, with the help of Dr. Kartzinel I think he will continue to get better. Autistic children are very special children! Again, thanks for all of your help to make this happen. God Bless You!"
July 29, 2009: Signed promissory note received from Tara.
July 29, 2009: The $480 loan has been disbursed to Tara. This loan will be repaid in one lump sum on March 1, 2011. This is different from the repayment terms that were originally requested. All lenders have been made aware of this change.
August 29, 2010: Update from Tara: "Joe is doing better; he still has a lot of issues, with constipation and allergies, etc. Here is a YouTube video of him."
March 21, 2011: Tara wrote to let me know that her husband's company shut down in January. She requested an extension or a payment plan. I told her that I would email her lenders and ask if any of them would be interested in forgiving their loans.