Second Chance At Life
Patient-Centered | Patient-Driven
Financial Support Medical Support Prescription Support

About Us

Second Chance at Life was founded in 2008 by Shelly Morell, and her mother, lung recipient Carol Mancini. Second Chance at Life is determined to provide financial assistance to transplant patients who are waiting for, receiving, or recovering from a transplant. We are patient-centered, and patient-driven.






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Who We Are

Our Motto is to stay Patient-Centered and to be Patient-Driven
Second Chance at Life provides financial support to transplant patients in Michigan who cannot otherwise afford prescriptions, medical bills, and other necessities during and/or after a transplant. Second Chance at Life 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.

Second Chance at Life was founded in 2008 by Shelly Morell, and her mother, lung recipient Carol Mancini. Second Chance at Life is determined to provide financial assistance to transplant patients who are waiting for, receiving, or recovering from a transplant. We aim to fill a need for these services in Michigan, and are supported by a board that includes dedicated individuals working together to improve the quality of life for transplant patients. Second Chance at Life is a 501(c)(3) organization funded by corporations and individuals. All funds go to support Michigan residents who are transplant candidates, recipients, or living donors.

Impressive Grants

Since its inception, Second Chance at Life has granted $105,000 to five Michigan participating hospitals' Transplant Emergency Funds and the Eversight Michigan Foundation.

During 2016, Second Chance at Life approved grants totaling $20,000 to the creditors of individual transplant patients. Since 2008, Second Chance at Life has authorized individual grant requests tallying $185,500. By eliminating or reducing financial burdens, transplant patients can focus their energy on living life to the fullest.

Grants to Participating Hospitals$105,000
2016 Grants to Transplant Patients$20,000
Individual Grants since 2008$185,500