Make a Microloan for 7-yr old Benny's Health!

This loan has been funded and disbursed!!

First Posted: August 7, 2009

Name: Benny

Age: 7 years old

Location: Quebec, CANADA

Diagnosis: Autism

Loan Sought: $2,000

Loan Needed For: Partial payment of 40 HBOT [hyperbaric oxygen therapy] dives at Clinique Magali.

Repayment Terms: One lump sum, paid 24 months after loan is fulfilled.

Other Notes: Benny's mom, Lidia, writes, "I have worked hard to document the many gains that my son had using the HBOT before (click HERE). It has helped his recovery. I am hoping that he can complete another 40 dives.

This journey has been a difficult one and has depleted me financially but I have my son back and there is no price tag for that.

I want to be able to complete 40 more HBOT dives. I have $1,100 and need an extra $2,000. There is a chance that another organization can fund the remaining $3,000.

Thank you for such a wonderful opportunity."

Special Notes: Lidia has worked hard, in coordination with Benny's therapy team, to document the gains they have noticed over time from his past HBOT dives. This is a long, but very informative, list, so I have posted it on a separate web page as a Google document. To read more about Benny's gains from past HBOT dives, please CLICK HERE.

Check out some of Benny's artwork. Lidia says, "Remember I said the HBOT brought my son's skills back? This is his artwork. Isn't it beautiful?!"

Reference Provided By: Diane D. and Dr. Munz

To make a loan for Benny, click on the "ChipIn" button below or at the top of the page. It will take you to PayPal. If the ChipIn widget does not work for you, you can use PayPal (www.paypal.com) to send your loan to lend4health@gmail.com and note that it is for Benny.

Benny's Community of Lenders:

Grandma Gini: $7 ["Happy 5th Birthday to Lily Blankenship on August 7!"]
Grandma Gini: $7 ["Happy 3rd Birthday to Ethan Blankenship on August 7!"]
Petra (Salamander & Potatey's mom): $5 ["Just because, right now, I can..."]
Patrizia: $15 ["Benny has improved greatly with the HBOT treatments and I have hope for him to get better. He is a smart boy and I know he can do it. I hope together we can make this work to accomplish another 40 dives. I love you Benny so much!!! xoxo"]
Dominion Handmade Soap: $20
Karen F: $5
Charlie: $5 ["Happy Cinco de Linco"]
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!!!"]
Sheryl: $5 ["Happy Cinco de Linco"]
Cathleen: $10
Karen F (again): $10 ["In honor of Tori's Birthday! 37...3+7=10"]
Grandma Gini (again): $13 ["Happy Grandparents' Day on September 13!"]
Tiffany (Sevyn's mom): $7 ["From Sevyn and Family HBOT is amazing therapy and we hope you get all of the dives you need Benny! Best wishes to you and your family!"]
Jeanne: $5 ["Happy Cinco de Linco!"]
Renee: $5 ["Cinco de Linco"]
Petra (again): $14 ["Happy Birthday Benny!"]
Grandma Gini (again): $8 ["Happy Birthday Benny!"]
Grandma Gini (again): $8 ["Happy Thanksgiving to Benny's Family!"]
Cathleen (again): $100
Anonymous: $100 ["Happy Thanksgiving"]
Alida (Alano's mom): $8 ["Happy Birthday & Thanksgiving Benny! May God bless your way to recovery!"]
Evan & Lisa: $5
Jeanne (again): $5 ["Happy Cinco de Linco!"]
Petra (again): $5 ["Happy Cinco de Linco!"]
Lori: $50 ["Good luck with all of your hard work. It is worth it!"]
Grandma Gini (again): $5 ["Happy 5th Birthday Kaya on Cinco de Linco, December 5, 2009."]
Grandma Gini (again): $25 ["Merry Christmas Love to Tori & family"]
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!"]
Casey: $10 [Cinco de Linco]
Karen F: $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Renee (again): $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Dana C: $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Grandma Gini (again): $14 ["Happy Valentine's Day!"]
Margaret: $50 ["In honor of Bubba, best grandfather and father ever. Who wished so deeply for the healing of his grandson, Will R. He would wish you continued healing as well, Benny!"]
Grandma Gini (again): $5 ["Happy Cinco de Linco from the Land of Lincoln!"]
Megan: $10 [Cinco de Linco]
Patricia: $30 [Cinco de Linco]
Karen F (again): $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Jeanne & Charlie (again): $10 ["Re-loaned from Arthur's repaid loan; Happy Cinco de Linco!"]
Petra: $5 ["Happy Cinco de Linco"]
Jennifer M: $10 ["Re-loaned from Arthur's repaid loan. Happy Cinco de Linco from Vermont!! Good luck with everything Benny and Benny's Mom. :)"]
Kristina (Jordan's mom): $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Linne: $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Karen T: $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Jeanne (again): $35 [Re-loaned from Ethan & Alex's repaid loan]
Renee (again): $10 [Reloaned from repaid loans]
Karen T (again): $5 [from Penny's Cinco de Linco matching challenge!]
Grandma Gini (again): $10 ["In memory of Tori's Grandpa Clay who's birthday is March ll."]
Grandma Gini (again): $10 ["Celebrates Tori's Uncle Pat Riordan's 49th birthday March ll in California!"]
Marek: $10 ["Get Well Soon!"]
Tom D: $10 [Re-loaned from Aydan's repaid loan!]
Kathy B: $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Kristina (Jordan's mom): $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Jeanne (again): $10 [Re-loaned from Logan's repaid loan + Cinco de Linco!]
Karen F (again): $5 [Re-loaned from Logan's repaid loan + Cinco de Linco!]
Dana C (again): $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Sheryl (again): $5 ["Happy Cinco de Linco"]
Grandma Gini (again): $10 ["Happy Birthday to C and Cinco de Linco!"]
Karen T (again): $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Jeanne (again): $23 [Re-loaned from Tatum's repaid loan]
Penny (Logan's mom): $5 [Re-loaned from Tatum's repaid loan]
Renee (again): $5
Karen F (again): $5
Grandma Gini (again): $10 ["Celebrates the 34th birthday of Jen Brady, April 26, 2010. Cheers!"]
Jeannette: $27
Renee (again): $5 ["In honor of my Aunt Anne Marie, who passed away this week."]
Jeff: $25 [Cinco de Linco]
Karen F (again): $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Jeanne (again): $5 ["Happy Cinco de Linco!"]
Petra (again): $10 ["Happy Cinco de Linco; dedicated to all the awesome momma warriors out there"]
Angie (Sam's mom): $20 [Cinco de Linco]
Karen T (again): $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Sheryl (again): $5 ["Happy belated Cinco De Linco"]
Karen F (again): $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Nancy: $25
Bonnie (Jaden's mom): $5
Karen F (again): $5 [Cinco de Linco]
Dr. Matt: $100
Petra (again): $5 ["Happy cinco de Linco (a bit late..)"]
Karen F (again): $30 [Re-loaned from Gabriel & Christopher's repaid loan]
Dana C (Andrew's mom, again): $5 [Re-loaned from Gabriel & Christopher's repaid loan]
Kathleen D: $25
Patty P: $25 [Re-loaned from Levi's repaid loan]
Stacie R: $10 [Re-allocated from Will's closed loan]
Cathleen R (again): $65 [Re-allocated from Will's closed loan]
Fiona: $5 [Re-allocated from Will's closed loan]
Bonnie (Jaden C's mom, again): $5 [Re-allocated from Will's closed loan] Patricia (again): $30 [Re-allocated from Will's closed loan]
Margaret (again): $50 [Re-allocated from Will's closed loan]
Dr. Matt (again): $100 [Re-allocated from Will's closed loan]
Jessica P: $5 [Re-allocated from Will's closed loan]
Karen F (again): $115 [Re-allocated from Will's closed loan + Cinco de Linco]
Joan: $75 [Re-allocated from Will's closed loan]
Melinda: $50 [Re-loaned from Levi's repaid loan]
Tiffany (Sevyn's mom): $7 [Re-allocated from Will's closed loan]
Renee (again): $10 [Re-allocated from Will's closed loan]
Jeanne (again): $65 [Re-allocated from Will's closed loan]
Helen: $10 [Re-allocated from Will's closed loan]
Jeannette: $27 [Re-allocated from Will's closed loan]
Grandma Gini (again): $10 ["Celebrates the 8th wedding anniversary of Jen & Mark Brady Aug. 2010, CHEERS!!!"]
Elizabeth M: $5
Jill: $5 [Re-allocated from Will's closed loan]
Kristina (Jordan's mom): $15 [Re-allocated from Will's closed loan]
Amy L: $10 [Re-allocated from Will's closed loan]
Michelle O: $30 [Re-allocated from Will's closed loan]
Jan: $25 [Re-allocated from Will's closed loan]
Sean: $10 [Re-allocated from Will's closed loan]
Karen T: $25 [Re-allocated from Will's closed loan]
Abdus: $10
Julia: $5 [Re-allocated from Will's closed loan]
Peter: $5


August 18, 2010: Benny's loan has been funded! The full amount of the loan is $2,003!

August 18, 2010: Promissory note sent to Lidia for signature.

August 22, 2010: Signed promissory note received.

August 25, 2010: Loan of $2,003 (USD) disbursed directly to Clinique Magali in Quebec. This loan is scheduled to be repaid in one lump-sum by September 1, 2012.

August 25, 2010: Update from Lidia: "Benny started hyperbarics yesterday at Clinique Magali. The total cost is about $5,000. I had some saved up, plus this loan will pay for a portion of it. He will have about 40 dives. At first he didn't like it yesterday, but later when we were in the car, he was asking to go back. I have already noticed improvements. He slept really well last night, and it was the first time in about 6 months that he did not wet his bed. He also has been calmer today than usual, and he is forming some longer sentences than usual."

1 comment:

lidia said...

Thank you soo much for helping Benny to get another round of HBOT. It is really profoundly appreciated.

Lidia and Benny!!!!!!