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.