Make a Microloan for 3-yr old Lil' Joe's Health!

This loan is being repaid.

"I added an old picture of Lil' Joe to show the improvements with his eyes and personality. When he was a baby he always had that glazed over look in his eyes...he no longer has that...and HBOT [hyperbaric oxygen therapy] has made a tremendous difference." -- Lil' Joe's mom, Heidi

First Posted On: July 22, 2009

Name: Lil' Joe

Age: 3 1/2 years old

Location: California, USA

Diagnosis: Autism

Loan Sought: $2,500

Loan Needed For: 20 HBOT [hyperbaric oxygen therapy] dives

Repayment Terms: 18 months ($138.89/month).

Other Notes: Lil' Joe's mom, Heidi, writes: "Joe is awesome! He wants to recover...you can tell by how hard he works at all his therapies and at home...all we need to do is provide him with the tools for recovery and we will get there, together.

As soon as we found out about Joe, we immediately got him all the services he was eligible for and then some. Not too long after his diagnosis of autism and epilepsy we started biomedical protocol and a day has not gone by without it and I would like for it to stay that way as he is recovering in front of my eyes.

I need this loan because our health care system in not geared to cover services that are biomedical in nature. And most importantly because we found out while he was young and we started biomedical while he was young, he is recovering and I am afraid that if we stop now, so will his progress.

Lil Joe deserves a fighting chance as do all children who do not have a voice. I am his voice, and I know by looking in his eyes that he wants recovery."

Special Notes: Heidi is a full-time student, and her husband is in the Navy. Lil' Joe's DAN! [Defeat Autism Now!] doctor is Dr. Dan Rossignol.

Reference Provided By: Laura K. and the office of Dr. Rossignol.

Lil' Joe's Community of Lenders:

Sun Valley Tech Solutions: $83
Karen F: $5
Sun Valley Tech Solutions: $113
Roy: $50
Bonnie: $5
Jeanne: $10 ["Happy Cinco de Linco Lil' Joe!"]
Petra: $5 ['Cheers to a Cinco de Linco tornado!!"]
Sheri: $40 [Cinco de Linco]
Renee: $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Kristina (Jordan's mom): $5 ["Cinco de Linco"]
Jan: $25 ["Cinco de Linco TORNADO"]
Jessica P: $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Christine E: $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Christine R: $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Dana C: $5 ["Happy Cinco de Linco"]
Grandma Gini: $5 ["First Cinco de Linco loan...from the Land of Lincoln!"]
Karen F: $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Grandma Gini (again): $41 ["In honor of Chip's 41st birthday, August 6th."]
Dana C (again): $5
Petra (again): $5 ["Just because, right now, I can."]
Elizabeth: $50
Angela: $10
Karen F (again): $5 [Re-loaned from Tristen's repaid loan.]
Charlie: $5 ["Happy Cinco de Linco"]
MaryBeth: $5 ["Cinco de Linco. In honor of Mason - Go Navy!"]
Grandma Gini (again): $5 ["Happy Cinco de Linco from the Land of Lincoln"]
Petra (again): $5 ["Happy Cinco de Linco. Treatment IS possible, enormous progress CAN be made!!!"]
Jennifer P: $37 ["For Tori's bday!"]
Grandma Gini (again): $13 ["Happy Grandparents' Day on September 13!"]
Lisa (Matthias' mom): $5 ["From one Lend4health Mommy to another! I wish we could give more, but I know how much this will help!"]
Paula: $5 ["I'm rooting for you!"]
Kathleen B: $4
Julia: $25
Karen F (again): $5 ["October Cinco de Linco! Re-loan from Jaden's repaid loan!"]
Anonymous: $30 "To salute the volunteer walkers raising money and awareness on Oct. 3 in Wheaton, IL, for NAMI of DuPage."
Tori: $10 ["Cinco de Linco!"]
Jeanne (again): $5 ["Cinco de Linco!"]
Alida (Alano's mom): $5 ["Cinco de Linco"]
Angie: $10
Patricia: $50 ["Reloan from Sabrina - plus some. Go Lil' Joe!"]
Grandma Gini (again): $10 ["From Sabrina's repaid loan."]
Diane M: $25
Kathleen B: $5
Evan & Lisa: $10
Julia (again): $20
Victoria: $20
Evan & Lisa: $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Jeanne (again): $5 ["Happy Cinco de Linco!"]
Zane: $25 [Cinco de Linco]
Julia (again): $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Grandma Gini (again): $22 ["To honor Tori's Grandpa Clay who served in the Navy in World War II, a member of The Greatest Generation."]
Diane M (again): $20
Patricia: $30 ["Praying we can fill this request soon! Happy Holidays!"]
Diane M (again): $35
Carson's Family: $5 ["Happy Cinco de Linco"]
Grandma Gini (again): $5 ["Happy 5th Birthday Kaya on Cinco de Linco, December 5, 2009."]
Ethan, Alex, & Megan: $5 [Re-allocated from Jonah's closed loan]
Meg D.: $5 [Re-allocated from Jonah's closed loan]
Grandma Gini (again): $24 ["Celebrates Maite Saxton's Christmas Eve birthday"]
Grandma Gini (again): $25 ["Merry Christmas Love to Tori & family"]
Karen F (again): $10
Petra (again): $30 ["Wishing you a grand 2010..."]
Grandma Gini (again): $28 ["Celebrates the 4lst wedding anniversary of Patsy & Mel Ulmer Dec. 28, 2009. Keep smiling!"]
Tiffany (Sevyn's mom): $7 ["Autism is Treatable and our kids can recover! Our son is making great progress and so can Lil' Joe!!! Best wishes!! Hope you all get funded soon! I know how hard waiting is when you know it's just $$ standing between your child and recovery!"]
Grandma Gini (again): $31 ["Celebrates New Year's Eve birthday of Adam Robert Clay Dec. 3l, 2009"]
Angela: $36 [Re-allocated from Jonah's closed loan on 1/1/10.]
Jillian: $50 [Re-allocated from Jonah's closed loan on 1/1/10.]
Summit to Sea: $25 [Re-allocated from Jonah's closed loan on 1/1/10.]
Uma: $20 [Re-allocated from Jonah's closed loan on 1/1/10.]
Catherine: $5 [Re-allocated from Jonah's closed loan on 1/1/10.]
Catherine: $50 [Re-allocated from Jonah's closed loan on 1/1/10.]
Kimberly: $25 [Re-allocated from Jonah's closed loan on 1/1/10.]
Beth M: $5 [Re-allocated from Izaiah's closed loan on 1/1/10.]
Paula: $5 [Re-loaned from Alano's repaid loan.]
Grandma Gini (again): $10 ["Celebrates the 45th wedding anniversary of Betsy & Taylor Bennett Jan. 3, 2010 & wishes them many more rainbows!"]
Grandma Gini (again): $10 ["Celebrates Kate St. John's birthday Jan. 3, 2010 & hopes for a healthy New Year for us all."]
Karen F (again): $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Jeanne: $5 ["Happy Cinco de Linco"]
Grandma Gini (again): $5 ["1st Cinco de Linco of 2010 LIVE HEALTHY!"]
Grandma Gini (again): $18 ["In loving memory of Tori's grandma Marjorie, a true angel on her birthday Jan. 8, 2010"]
Petra (again): $10 ["Cinco de Linco"]
Jeanne (again): $10 ["Happy Cinco de Linco"]
Karen F (again): $5 ["Cinco de Linco"]
Steve R: $20
Shirley: $5
Renee (again): $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Grandma Gini (again): $10 ["Celebrates Jasen Myer's 3lst birthday Feb. 3, 20l0"]
Danna (Marcellus' mom): $22
Kristi & Jeff: $35 [Loan made from Marcellus' repaid loan.]
Catherine S: $128 ["Reloan from Marcellus!"]
Karen (Gabriel & Christopher's mom): $5
Grandma Gini (again): $10 ["Celebrates Greg Hess's 42nd birthday Feb. 23, 20l0!"]
Margaret: $50 ["In honor of Bubba who had such a way with his grandson who has autism. We hope that Lil Joe's loan will be fully funded before you know it and that he will enjoy great progress and healing. Way to go Heidi for being so proactive."]
Noel: $20 [Re-loaned from Ethan D's repaid loan.]
Grandma Gini (again): $25 ["Sending a reloan (from Ethan D.) to Lil Joe. Keep smiling!"]
Megan (again): $10 ["Happy Cinco de Linco!"]
Patricia (again): $30 ["Reloan from Ethan - best wishes to you!"]
Grandma Gini (again): $5 ["Happy Cinco de Linco from the Land of Lincoln!"]
Karen F (again): $5 ["Cinco de Linco!"]
Jeanne & Charlie (again): $10 ["Re-loaned from Arthur's repaid loan; Happy Cinco de Linco!"]
Sean: $10 [Cinco de Linco]
Petra (again): $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Heather (Brock's mom): $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Karen F (again): $25 [Re-loan from Megan & Karen's repaid loan; Happy Cinco de Linco!]
Joan: $25 [Cinco de Linco]
Patty P: $10 [Cinco de Linco]
Bonnie: $5 [Re-loaned from Megan & Karen's repaid loan + Cinco de Linco!]
Bonnie (again): $5 [Re-loaned from Arthur's repaid loan + Cinco de Linco!]
Kristina (Jordan's mom): $10 [Re-loaned from Megan & Karen's repaid loan + Cinco de Linco]
Angie (Ethan & Alex's mom): $4 [Cinco de Linco]
Karen T: $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Robyn: $10
Catherine S: $100 [Reloan from Ethan & Alex's repaid loan!"]
Petra (again): $45 ["Reloan from Ethan & Alex' repaid loan."]
Renee (again): $10 [Reloaned from repaid loans]
Karen T (again): $5 [from Penny's Cinco de Linco matching challenge!]
Heather (Brock's mom, again): $5 [from Penny's Cinco de Linco matching challenge, with funds used from Ezekiel's repaid loan!]
Victoria: $10 [Re-loaned from Ethan & Alex's repaid loan!]
Heather D: $5
Grandma Gini (again): $10 ["Happy Birthday to Tori's aunt Patti Miller a little late, Keep smiling!"]
Grandma Gini (again): $10 ["in memory of Tori's Grandpa Clay's March ll birthday"]
Bonnie (again): $5 [Re-loaned from Aydan B's repaid loan!]
Bridget: $349 [Re-loaned from Lauren's repaid loan!]


March 25, 2010: This loan has been fully funded!!!!

April 12, 2010: Promissory note sent to Heidi for signature.

May 14, 2010: Signed promissory note received.

May 17, 2010: Loan of $2,500 sent to Heidi via check in mail. This loan is scheduled to be repaid over 18 months, with the first installment due June 15, 2010, in the amount of $138.89.

June 23, 2010: Update from Heidi posted on the Lend4Health Facebook page: "Hello All: Started diving last week at California Integrative Hyperbaric Center in Irvine. What a sweet deal -- 40 dives at 1.5 for $2,500.00! The exact amount of our loan!!! Thank you all! Joe's mom Heidi"

July 2, 2010: The 1st repayment (due June 15, 2010) has been marked past-due.

July 28, 2010: The 2nd repayment (due July 15, 2010) has been marked past-due.

August 4, 2010: Heidi apologized for being late with the first two payments. Her husband was deployed and then they went on vacation, and she forgot. "I am sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for understanding!" She notes that Lil' Joe is on his 30th HBOT dive.

August 4, 2010: The 3rd repayment (due August 15, 2010) has been received, early.

September 13, 2010: The 4th repayment (due September 15, 2010) has been received, early.

September 13, 2010: Update from Heidi: "Hello! We finished our 80th [HBOT] dive before school started! Joe is now asking questions! You and I both know how much this means! Yeah! Everyday he is getting better. Once we started treating his clostridia all of his 'autistic symptoms' diminished. Thanks to all, Heidi"

October 14, 2010: Update from Heidi: "Lil' Joe is now asking 'WH-' questions!"

October 14, 2010: The 5th repayment (due October 15, 2010) has been received, early.

December 1, 2010: A partial payment on the 6th installment (due November 15) has been received. The amount was $130. The amount remaining due on this installment is $8.89.

January 6, 2011: The remaining amount due on the 6th installment ($8.89, due November 15) has been received. This installment has been marked "late" instead of "past due."

January 6, 2011: The 7th installment (due December 15) has been marked past-due.

January 6, 2011: The 8th installment (due January 15) has been received, early. An overpayment of $11.11 was also received, which will be applied to the final installment due.

April 3, 2011: The 9th installment (due February 15) has been marked past-due.

April 3, 2011: The 10th installment (due March 15) has been received, late.

April 3, 2011: The 11th installment (due April 15) has been received, early.


Tiffany said...

I just wanted to wish you the best of luck Lil Joe!! We're rooting for you buddy!

Anonymous said...

Hey Lil' Joe and family! We are sending you healing thoughts. Keep us posted on how your HBot treatments are going. We wish you much progress and peace.
Dory, Kevin & Carson