SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE INC

Rating: 5 stars   14 reviews

Issues:

Location: 32591 Judy Dr % Shelly A Morell Westland MI 48185 USA

Mission:
Target demographics: Michigan Transplant Patients
Direct beneficiaries per year: with $30,000 donations to debtors of Transplant Patients
Geographic areas served: Michigan
Programs: Dental, Medical and Prescription Programs
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a transplant center social worker I am always looking for financial assitance for pre and post transplant patients. Second Chance at Life offers another avenue for accessing financial resources for my patients. Their grant applications are easy to fill out and their response is extremely fast. Patients have recieved assistance with the cost of dental care, home IV supplies, and co-payments for medications. Transplant is expensive and for individuals with even the best insurance, there are gaps and out of pocket expenses.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Second Chance at Life helps Michigan transplantation patients in financial need by reducing or eliminating dental, prescription and medical bills. I have been a part of SCAL since 2001 and it has been nothing but a heart-warming experience. The positive encouragement/responses received from the social workers and some of the patients that have been helped financially are truly good for one's soul and makes all of the hard work worthwhile. It is an honor to be associated with Second Chance at Life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

like to see Second Chance at Life help all transplantation patients in the United States, not just Michigan.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been working with Second Chance At Life for 4 years now. I am the chairperson for our Bowl-A-Rama and each year we generate more profit so that we can assist more patients that are struggling with the financial burdens that come along with organ transplants. I am proud to be a board member of this non profit and I talk about it every chance I get. There are so many people that do not understand how many people can be helped by one organ donor. A family close to me lost their niece this past summer and made the decision to donate her organs, she was able to save 7 people. Second Chance At Life helps to make people aware of these facts and sign people up to become organ donors.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

love to see our organization become a household name that people would recognize as much as other non profits.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Second Chance at Life is an awesome non-profit helping to provide financial assistance to transplant patients who are waiting for, receiving, or recovering from a transplant. As a part of the Donate Life Coalition of MI, I am so inspired by Shelly Morell and her entire family and board. Her mom. Carol, received a lung transplant. It is incredible to see how hard they work to support people throughout MI on so many levels. I feel proud to be affiliated with them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Can't think of a thing. They are dong an awesome job.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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1 person found this review helpful

This non Profit Organization is a great resource for many. When my brother passed away, he was willing to donate any organ he could. He was only able to donate his eyes due to the infection throughout his body, but they went to good use. This charity truly makes an impact on peoples lives. Please support this wonderful Organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

They are doing a great job!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

My sister passed away 16 years ago, became a donor and saved and enhanced many lives. Second Chance at Life works hard to ensure our community understands the importance of organ donation. This organization gives back to our community in countless ways. I've witnessed how hard these individuals work to help others. It's an honor to be associated with Second Chacne at Life.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am now in my 5th year as a Board Member of this phenomenal organization, and I couldn't be more proud to be serving this non-profit. Second Chance at Life offers so many deserving organ transplant patients the hope that they need to cope with the tremendous expenses associated with both pre- operative and post-operative expenses, by offering grants a patient can use to meet pre-operative requirements, and also post-operative assistance with anti-rejection medications. It is very rewarding to witness first-hand the compassion of each and every Board Member and Committee Person associated with Second Chance at Life, and the gift of hope that Second Chance at Life provides to so many deserving people. We are literally providing people a Second Chance at Life!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

N/A

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great charity that really makes an impact on people's lives.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Second Chance at Life is a donor charity. They also help the people after they have received a donation of an organ. My son was a dedicated volunteer of this Non Profit. He has worked the walks, did the bowling, and helped whenever he was needed. In the end, my son died and donated his eyes. Someone will see because of his beautiful blue eyes! This Non Profit was started because the president's mother received a lung transplant and is alive today. It's been over 7 years since her transplant! Please help this Non Profit, thru any kind of donation, it can save a life ---

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

NOT !!!!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am incredibly proud to be affiliated with the Second Chance at Life organization. As a pre-transplant nurse coordinator, it brings me great joy to offer HOPE in the form of individual patient grants, provided by the Second Chance at Life, to help patients who are struggling to complete required testing for Listing on the Michigan Transplant Waiting List due to finacial constraints. WIthout the Second Chance at Life's financial assistance many of our patients would not have gone on to recieve the gift of life.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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