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Second Chance Foundation

Helping Those with Disabilities

The Second Chance Foundation began in 1986 as a dream of Dr. Edward F. Thomas and David S. Kritser, III. Working closely with rehabilitation patients, Dr. Thomas found that many people had inadequate insurance, no insurance or had exhausted other financial resources on the road to recovery. David Kritser, who was a quadriplegic, understood firsthand the overwhelming changes that take place when someone has a head or spinal cord injury.

The support provided to individuals with physical challenges covers a wide spectrum of needs. During these years, the Foundation has provided hospital beds, home modifications, bath benches, walkers, transportation, caregiver services, college tuition, braces, specialized lifts, wheelchairs, prosthetics, orthotics, scooters, and vehicles equipped with a lift.

Our mission

Second Chance Foundation’s purpose is to financially help those with disabilities to have an opportunity to lead more active and productive lives.

Qualifications For Assistance

Every application is considered and reviewed by the Second Chance Board of Directors.
The Applicant must meet the following criteria:
  • Must have a verifiable disability
  • Possess valid Texas ID or Texas Driver’s License
  • Require equipment/services to be able to work, attend college, or live more independently
  • Must have exhausted all other resources and have no access to other financial options for their specific needs
  • If in need of a vehicle: must be able to be financially responsible for the vehicle including tags, full insurance coverage, and have a valid TX DL
  • Must live in the upper 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle at the time of application and be able to prove residency
  • Must be a US citizen and prove citizenship (SS card/Medicare care/Medicaid card, etc.)

Application Process


Step 1

Complete Application

Step 2

Return to the Harrington Cancer and Health Foundation

Step 3

Applicant will be contacted by a Second Chance Board Member

Step 4

Application will be discussed at a Second Chance board meeting

Step 5

Applicant will be notified of the board’s decision

Step 6

All payments are made to businesses and not individuals

You can Help

Your donation goes a long way

When you make a gift to HCHF, its programs and events, you are directly impacting the lives of residents of Amarillo and surrounding communities. Thank you for your interest in helping improve the regional Amarillo, Texas community.

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