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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 ---
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.
There is this incredible energy that comes from those at Second Chance at Life. They are best at:
keeping a mission driven focus; being in tune to the needs of others; mobilizing available resources;
discovering new resources; developing relationships that make sense; and last, but not least, doing all they can to improve the quality of life for transplant patients. It is a pleasure and an honor to work with such dedicated people and our state is a better place because of Second Chance at Life.
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I am quite proud to be affiliated with Second Chance at Life. It is a pleasure to regularly witness the benefits this organization brings to organ transplant patients with assistance with their post-operative medications and other Board-approved expenses patients encounter. All of the members of Second Chance at Life are truly dedicated to the cause, and work diligently for organ transplant patients. The Founder and President, Shelly Morell, and her mother Carol Mancini, are true inspirations who have built this organization with love, and offer non-conditional generosity and hope for so many people, coming straight from the heart.
After the loss of my son Nicholas in 2008 (20 yrs old) who was an organ donor and helped save 9 lives, I was looking for something to honor his selfless act and memory. We hold a benefit each year since his passing and wanted to help spread the word of organ donation and help fund recipient costs that they incur. I came across Second Chance at Life and Shelly Morell through a donor family meeting. Since that time, I feel I have been given a purpose again in life by holding a benefit auction each year raising money and awareness for Second Chance at Life. A wonderful organization that helps recipients with the cost of their medications, hospital stays etc. With this organization you will find that it has been built with love, generosity and hope. It is an organization I hold very dear to my heart and can never say "thank you" enough for their support and kindness.
I have used this organization to obtain grants for my transplant patients to pay for medical expenses. Their website is easy to use and I could download an assistance application easily. They responded to the application within a couple of weeks and have been very generous in helping our patients pay for medical bills and other health-related expenses. I would highly recommend this nonprofit for their dedication to improving the lives of transplant patients.