This loan is being repaid!
First Posted: September 7, 2009
Age: 5 years old
Location: Oklahoma, USA
Diagnosis: PDD-NOS [Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified], ADHD, & Sensory Processing Disorder
Loan Sought: $880 [reduced from $1,080 on Dec. 22, 2009]
Loan Needed For: Urine Porphyrins test at Laboratoire de Biologie Medicale ($120); Urine Panel (Ep NE Dop, Ser, Gly, Tau, GABA, Glu, PEA, His, Cr, $225); Organic Acids Test (Urine, $240); Gluten/Casein Peptide (Urine, $110); Bloodwork ($200); Copay for Dr. Rao ($35); and First round of supplements ($150).
Note: On Dec. 22, the family reduced the loan request by $200 because insurance has decided to cover part of the labwork.
Repayment Terms: 12 months ($73.33/month)
Other Notes: Max's mom, Jenifer, writes, "My son Max is 5 years old, and was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder and PDD-NOS when he was 3 years old. We are doing a couple of supplements already, and are pursuing the GF/CF [gluten-free/casein-free] diet, but have not as yet had any tests done, or been to a DAN! [Defeat Autism Now!] doctor. Max is a smart, fun, funny, and happy little boy, who is eager to learn, and is always ready to hit the ground running! I feel that his potential can only be maximized by pursuing a biomedical approach to his treatment. I am a single mom with only one income, and these expenses on top of normal, day-to-day expenses make it next to impossible to do anything. I hope that you will consider us for a loan. Thanks!"
Special Note: Max's DAN! doctor has requested that the labwork/tests be done prior to their first appointment, scheduled for January 8, 2010 [re-scheduled from November 5, 2009].
Reference Provided By: Robin H, Laurie M, and Lara H.
Max's Community of Lenders:
Grandma Gini: $37 ["In honor of Tori's 37th birthday on September 6, 2009."]
Joy: $50 ["From Joy & Richard, with love"]
Laurie: $50 ["Hi Max! Wonderful little man with an awesome smile!"]
Gretchen: $50 ["From gramma & grampa with love!"]
Ellen: $100 ["Good luck Max,we will be praying for good results in getting the money you need and good healing from your treatments."] Note: This loan was re-loaned from Tristen's repaid loan, which was also a re-loan from Sawyrr's repaid loan!
Charles: $50 ["Glad to help!"]
Cheryl: $25 ["Good luck Max."]
Petra: $25 ["Because today, I can..."]
Karen F: $5
Grandma Gini (again): $13 ["Happy Grandparents' Day on September 13!"]
Jennifer T: $10
A: $50 ["Very best wishes to Max & family from our family in New Zealand"]
Kendall: $50 ["Happy to help little Max! Good luck!"]
Jeanne: $5 ["Happy Cinco de Linco!"]
Grandma Gini (again): $5 ["Happy Cinco de Linco from the Land of Lincoln"]
Renee: $5 ["Cinco de Linco"]
Alida (Alano's mom): $5 ["Happy Cinco de Linco Max! May God bless your way to recovery!"]
Grandma Gini (again): $20 ["To celebrate the marriage of Kelly Ann Trevisan and Adam Robert Clay on October l0, 2009, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania."]
Evan & Lisa: $10
Karyn: $20 [Re-loaned from Jaden's repaid loan, which was re-loaned from Carson's repaid loan]
Jeanne (again): $5 ["Happy Cinco de Linco!"]
Karen F (again): $10 ["Happy Birthday Max!"]
Grandma Gini (again): $22 ["To celebrate the 40th birthday of Melissa V. Carlson Nov. 22, 2009!"]
Diane M: $35
Petra (again): $10 ["In honor of my mom's birthday.. Happy Cinco de Linco"]
Karen F (again): $5 ["Cinco de Linco"]
Grandma Gini (again): $5 ["Happy 5th Birthday Kaya on Cinco de Linco, December 5, 2009."]
Tracy F: $20 [Re-allocated from Jonah's closed loan request.]
Heather D. $5 [Re-allocated from Jonah's closed loan request.]
Diane (again): $20 [Re-allocated from Jonah's closed loan request.]
Tracy F (again): $20 [Re-loaned from Jeremy's repaid loan.]
Karen F (again): $10
Jeanne (again): $50 [Re-allocated from Izaiah's closed loan request.]
UPDATES - UPDATES - UPDATES
December 22, 2009: This loan has been funded!
December 22, 2009: Promissory note sent to Jenifer for signature.
December 23, 2009: Signed promissory note received.
December 26, 2009: Loan of $892 disbursed via check in the mail. This loan is scheduled to be repaid over 12 months, beginning on March 15, 2010, in the amount of 74.33.
February 23, 2010: 1st repayment of $74.33 (due March 15) received, early. An overpayment of $25.67 also was received, which will be applied to the final payment.
February 23, 2010: Update from Jenifer: "We have started on a new supplement (L-Theanine), and initial test results show that Max needs to be casein-free, but not gluten-free. We are seeing some good results already! Will update more next month! :-)"
April 8, 2010: 2nd repayment of $74.33 (due April 15) received, early. An overpayment of $0.67 also was received, which will be applied to the final payment.
May 11, 2010: 3rd repayment of $74.33 (due May 15) received, early. An overpayment of $0.67 also was received, which will be applied to the final payment.
June 10, 2010: 4th repayment of $74.33 (due June 15) received, early. An overpayment of $0.67 also was received, which will be applied to the final payment due.
July 13, 2010: Update from Jenifer: "My loan payment for this month is going to have to be late; I had some unexpected expenses come up (car repairs, etc) and so will have to wait until the end of the month when I get paid to make the payment. I don't anticipate this happening again, and I'm sorry it did this time!
Max is doing well! He's having a few behavior issues, but we've also changed his school setting a bit, so I think it's just adjustment to that. We're phasing out his ABA tutors, and have placed him in a typical school (YAY) and he has been doing beautifully; one of his tutors said that he is almost indistinguishable from his peers!!! :-)) He is going to start Kindergarten in the fall, and he will have no aid, other than a peer buddy to help model appropriate behaviors. This school is a small, private, Catholic school, where he will receive more individualized attention than he would in the public school setting. The best thing about it is that he loves going, and loves being around the other kiddos!!!"
August 11, 2010: The 5th repayment installment (due July 15) has been marked past-due.
August 11, 2010: The 6th repayment of $74.33 (due August 15) has been received, early. An overpayment of $0.67 also was received, which will be applied to the final installment due.