Support Groups


Second Wind St. Louis Sunday Social

Second Wind St. Louis’s very own support group meets at 2:00 pm on the second Sunday of each month.

Chris’ Pancake & Dining
5980 Southwest Ave and Watson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63139

These gatherings are primarily social and give our members and guests the opportunity to talk with others who have, “been through it”, about what the transplant process is really like. It is open to everyone. You do not need to be a member to attend.

For more information, please email Karen Kneib.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Lung Transplant Support Group

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, MO

The group is open to patients who are pre/post-transplant as well as their caregivers. We encourage patients who are returning for a re-evaluation and for post-transplant follow-up care to attend the group to introduce themselves. The structure of the group is to provide education, socialization, and support to those in the area either waiting for or who have received a transplant. We attempt to provide educational topics such as information on medications, medical care, and stress reduction as well as regular visits by Dr. Trulock and Dr. Patterson.

The group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Meetings are held on the 8th floor of the Center of Advanced Medicine (CAM) in suite G. Light refreshments are provided but we do not validate for parking. The group is facilitated by Rebecca Bathon, Social Worker, and the Transplant Team Chaplain. If you need any additional information, please feel free to contact the facilitators.

Rebecca Bathon
(314) 362-6127

Before and After Support Group

This group is open to all persons who are on a transplant list, who have been transplanted, or who are waiting to be placed on a transplant list and their support persons.
Monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Monday, 6-7 p.m. at

Hammons Heart Institute
Multipurpose Room
1235 E Cherokee
Springfield, MO

Jim Evans

Judy Mondy
Newsletter Editor
(417) 887-7981

2nd Chance Organ Transplant and Donor Support Group

The 2nd Chance Group meets on every third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm at:
Blessing Hospital
11th Street
Quincy, IL

For more information, please contact:

Danni Simmons
Danni (day): (217) 223-3184
Danni (evening): (217) 224-5192

Sara Simmons
Sara work: (217) 223-1200 ext. 5253