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Second Chance For Life Foundation


Through the journey of tough times and the celebrations of heart transplantation and left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation at the University of Minnesota Medical Facilities.


Total Heart Transplants 


Years -current living transplant recipient


Current LVAD Patients

About Us

Supporting heart transplant and mechanical circulatory device patients and families throughout their journey, the Foundation partners with the U of M Medical Center and U of M Masonic Children’s Hospital to provide assistance through difficult times - mentally, physically, financially.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events

Thursday, August 22 - In-person Transplant Support Group


Friday, July 19, 2024 – 34th Annual Golf Tournament


September 18, 2024 – 3rd Annual Lowell, Inc., LVAD Tour

SCFLF Mission

Our Mission

The mission of the Second Chance for Life Foundation (SCFLF) is to support individuals and caregivers mentally, emotionally, and financially through the challenges of receiving a heart transplant or left ventricular assist device (LVAD) at the University of Minnesota Medical Facilities.

Life in photos

Click the button below to view our photo gallery.

Our team members

Meet our dedicated team of Volunteers and Board Members and Transplant recipients. 

Upcomin Events



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Joel Heckman

"Receiving the precious gift of a second chance at life because of the unselfish gift of my donor and my donor’s family is wonderful. I had the total A-Team here at University of Minnesota Health.”

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Ross Stephenson

My LVAD presented the opportunity to feel sorry for myself or a new life challenge. I chose the challenge! Connecting with other LVAD patients has helped me conquer the on-going challenges of my new life.

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Tracy Hamm

Our family was deeply touched by the support we received from Second Chance as my dad went through his transplant journey. We are thrilled to provide a financial contribution to help their work to continue. 

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