Mission Statement

Our Mission

To support people who have had or are awaiting to receive a transplant through the University of Minnesota Medical Center or University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.  To make available what is needed when it is needed.  To assist patients with the miracle of transplantation.

 

Share and Care

We support patients through difficult times – mentally, physically, emotionally, and financially.

 

Members

Second Chance for Life Foundation was founded by a group of heart transplant patients who recognized the need for support.  We understand the difficulties before and after transplant and want to help! We are a nonprofit all volunteer organization managed by patients for patients. We are:

  • Heart Transplant recipients of all ages
  • Are awaiting a heart transplant
  • Have a LVAD or other mechanical heart device
  • Are close to someone who is a heart transplant, LVAD, or mechanical device patient
  • Donor families

 

A Transplant Home

We assist in providing emergency temporary housing and transportation for heart failure patients in need who are affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center or University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.

 

Education

We help others talk about transplantation and organ donation.  We sponsor an annual educational workshop for transplant recipients and those waiting.  Doctors, nurses, and transplant coordinators are involved, to further inform and educate our transplant patients and families.

 


Second Chance For Life Foundation

P.O. Box 131462

Roseville, Minnesota 55113

Tracie Vandenburgh

Phone: 651-260-9658

email: tracievandenburgh4@gmail.com