This loan has been repaid in full!
First Posted: October 1, 2010
Age: 2 years old
Location: Michigan, USA
Loan Sought: $300
Loan Needed For: Initial appointment with DAN doctor
Repayment Terms: 3 monthly payments ($100/month)
Other Notes: Aaron's mom, Laura, writes, "Aaron is our third child and the only boy. He has two older sisters (Ava 6 and Ana 4). Aaron just turned 2 years old and is the best little boy I know. We knew something was up between ages 15-18 months. At that time he had a few words he would use regularly and spontaneously and after a round of illnesses and ear infections we noticed marked regression. He became inward and aggressive and stopped playing with his favorite toys and stopped any imaginative play he knew. We began a very limited diet with him as he seems to have the same food intolerances as his sisters, and that has brought back his charming character. Recently, he has seen a pediatric neurologist to rule out seizure disorders and genetic abnormalities to give his developmental apraxia of speech a reason. So far the OAT test she ran came back grossly abnormal, and he has 3 metabolic genetic abnormalities. His "normal" doctors have no idea how to deal with this and have pretty much left us on our own. He has many of the physical ailments autistic children have (as do my daughters), but I believe we have spared them through diet and EFA supplements. For Aaron, I have my concerns because he is a boy, he is not talking (but wants to!), and he is falling off his growth curve (he has not gained any weight in one year and is down to the 5th % for weight and 15% for height). So I thought our DAN! doctor might be able to bring Aaron to a full functioning 2 year old before more symptoms get added to the dyspraxia. He is currently in speech therapy and we are hopeful it will work.
We could really benefit from this loan because my husband has been laid off from work for 2 years and just recently got hired as a local driver for a local company. He is working full time but for minimum wage. And we are trying to catch up for being without any income for 3 months. I am currently in school but this will end in September. At that time, I hope to focus on getting Aaron where he needs to be. (speech doctor appts and cooking the foods that he needs on any special diets)."
Reference Provided By: The office of Aaron's DAN doctor, and one other individual, who requested her name not be posted on the Internet.
Aaron's Community of Lenders:
Heather (Brock's mom): $15
Grandma Gini: $10 ["Celebrates the 54th birthday of Kent Clay on Oct. 3, 20l0. CHEERS!!!"]
Grandma Gini (again): $10 ["Happy Cinco de Linco from the Land of Lincoln"]
Karen T: $5
Eileen: $30 ["Anything for Aaron!"]
Martin & Ruby: $10 [Loan made at DAN Conference in Long Beach, CA]
Petra C: $30
Susan: $10 [Loan made at DAN Conference in Long Beach, CA]
Susanne: $5 [Loan made at DAN Conference in Long Beach, CA]
Trina: $5 [Loan made at DAN Conference in Long Beach, CA]
Stephanie: $1 [Loan made at DAN Conference in Long Beach, CA]
Melissa: $20 [Loan made at DAN Conference in Long Beach, CA]
Cyndy: $5 [Loan made at DAN Conference in Long Beach, CA]
A gift of $50 was received from Ben's mom, Karen. "Planting a seed for Ben."
Grandma Gini (again): $10 ["Celebrates the 48th birthday of Michael Clay on October 9, 20l0. CHEERS!!!"]
Grandma Gini (again): $10 ["Celebrates the 4th birthday of Kathryn Marie Brady on Oct. l5, 2010. CHEERS!!!"]
Cyndy (again): $20
Grandma Gini (again): $10 ["Celebrates the 68th birthday of Lucy K. Cox on October l9, 2010. CHEERS!!!"]
UPDATE - UPDATE - UPDATE
October 20, 2010: This loan has been funded! The amount of the loan is $250.
October 21, 2010: Promissory note has been sent to Laura for signature.
October 24, 2010: Signed promissory note received.
October 25, 2010: Loan of $250 + gift of $50 disbursed to Laura via check in mail. The loan of $250 is scheduled to be repaid in one lump sum, due March 1, 2011.
March 11, 2011: Lump-sum repayment of $250 received.
March 11, 2011: This loan has been repaid in full!