Second Wind Transplant Seco Association of St Louis aka Second Wind Lung Transplant of St. Louis Missouri

Rating: 5 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Disabilities, Philanthropy, Cancer

Location: 3440 Halliday Ave St. Louis MO 63118 USA

Mission: Second Wind, founded in April of 1995, provides lung transplant patients and their families with information, support, education and guidance through: a Patient Assistance Program; a Toll-Free Help Line (1-888-855-9463); a Monthly E-newsletter; a Mentoring Program; Assistance with Relocation to St. Louis for Transplant; Social and Support Networking; Second Sunday Socials and Support Group Meetings; Donor Awareness and Educational Activities. With out Second Wind and the wonderful programs they provide, many transplant patients would have continued to feel isolated and uncertain about what to do.
Programs: The programs of Second Wind Lung Transplant Association of St. Louis include a toll-free help and information line, support group, mentoring program, Sunday Socials, web site, assistance fund, lung walk, patient information packets, pewter angels project, and a quilt project, for lung transplant patients and their families at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospitals both of St. Louis, Missouri.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I received a double lung transplant in July of 2006. I joined Second Wind of St. Louis right before surgery and have been a member since. Not working due to my illness, I had to relocate to St. Louis to wait for the transplant. This took a heavy toll on my family's budget draining most all of our savings. I'm four years down the road from my surgery and I'm currently in chronic rejection of my lungs. After surgery, everyone is on some very expensive medications to stay alive. I also receive a treatment each month that helps reduce my rejection. Second Wind of St. Louis helps me with gas money to travel to this treatment which is over 100 miles from my home. They have been there for me since day one. This one kind jesture by Second Wind has helped my family tremendously with our budget in these trying financial times. Without them, I would not be able to take this important treatment. I have a lot of great friends in the St. Louis chapter of Second Wind. They have become part of my family, so to speak. Their support, whatever that may be, is always there.

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Financial benefits and many friendship developed.

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

not change anything currently

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