Second Chance for Life holds annual meeting
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – You may have signed your driver’s license, or completed an organ donor card and discussed this decision with your families, but you may have never realized what really happens with the donated organs and how long they will help someone.
Second Chance for Life (SCFL) is a non-profit organization, which began in 1991 by Leah Breu, RN, after she saw a need for a support group due to the number of heart transplants in the cardiac rehab program of St. Joseph’s Hospital. This new group provided answers to questions patients had before and after their transplant, provided educational programs, and emotional support through contact with other recipients.
The Central Wisconsin Chapter held their annual picnic in Hamus Park on Aug. 29, gathering three members who had lung transplants, five with heart transplants, one with a liver transplant, four patients with kidney transplants, one with a cornea transplant, and a member who had received a bone marrow transplant.
These individuals, and their families, have enjoyed an additional 185 quality years of livelihood due to the life-saving gifts they received.
Anyone interested in joining the group, has had a transplant or is waiting for a transplant, or is interested in learning more about organ donation, may contact SCFL at SCFL538 @gmail.com.