Second Chance at Life

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Second Chance at Life
Courtesy of Second Chance at Life

Westland-based Second Chance at Life provides financial assistance to organ transplant patients who are waiting for, receiving, or recovering from a transplant. It helps with prescriptions, medical bills, and other necessities. The organization also works to increase awareness of the need for individuals to register as organ donors and supports research to improve treatment and care for transplant patients. The nonprofit was founded in 2008 by Shelly Morell and her mother, lung recipient Carol Mancini. All funds support Michigan residents who are transplant candidates, recipients, or living donors. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization postponed its Hats, Horses, and Hope for Second Chance at Life event. Without its fundraising events, the organization has temporarily suspended all patient and living donor grants.

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