Get to Know the Kids

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"This organization has brought tears to my eyes numerous times (in a positive way). I'm so glad that I found out about this organization in high school and that I was blessed and was chosen as a recipient of this scholarship. You guys have gone out of your way so much in order to make it easier and possible for me, and other adolescents in my situation, to afford an education and I could never thank y'all enough. Thank you, I appreciate this organization so much. Y'all have made a huge difference in my life. Thank you!!!"

 

"I just wanted to say thank you for helping me achieve my goal. The scholarships you have awarded to me have helped me through college. I will graduate in May with an accounting degree. I could not have done this without your generosity. I am happy to say you are all greatly appreciated and I will never forget your kindness. Thank you again,"

 

"We can’t thank you enough for your support over the past years. You supported both of our sons, Brandon and Bryce, through their college graduation. Both are successful productive young men and we contribute much of their success to Kids’ Chance. Brandon is now an ICU RN at Lafayette General and Bryce is in the IT department at Stone Energy. Our third, Leah is still at UL and thriving with your help. We will forever be in your debt. Thanks again,"

 

"I will graduate from McNeese State University with my Bachelor’s degree in nursing in May. The Kids’ Chance Scholarship has played such a huge part in alleviating financial stresses and helping me to reach this point in my education. I will always be grateful for the assistance provided to me. Best regards,"

 

Get to know the kids of Kids' Chance

2020-21 Scholarship Recipients

Blake, Houma
Blake's father died in a helicopter crash while working.

Breanna, Lafayette
Breanna's father died when he suffered blunt force injuries in an industrial pipeline explosion at work.

Derek, Baton Rouge
Derek's dad died at work when he became asphyxiated due to argon gas inhalation.

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2019-20 Scholarship Recipients

Amanda, Dry Creek
Amanda's father was killed in a vehicular accident while working.

Andre', Lafayette
Andre's father was killed in a vehicular accident while at work.

Blake, Houma
Blake's father died in a helicopter crash while working.

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2018-19 Scholarship Recipients

Amanda, Dry Creek
Amanda's father was killed in a vehicular accident while working.

Andre', Lafayette
Andre's father was killed in a vehicular accident while at work.

Breanna, Lafayette
Breanna's father died when he suffered blunt force injuries in an industrial pipeline explosion at work.

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2017-18 Scholarship Recipients

Alesha, Lake Charles
Alesha's dad, a paramedic, was killed while working outside when he was pinned and crushed between a windblown mobile home and a car.

Alexander, Lake Charles
Alexander's mom was a teacher. She became permanently disabled in a work accident.

Allana, Marrero
Allana's dad fell and died while working on a barge on the Mississippi River.

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2016-17 Scholarship Recipients

Alesha, Lake Charles
Alesha's dad, a paramedic, was killed while working outside when he was pinned and crushed between a windblown mobile home and a car.

Alexander, Lake Charles
Alexander's mom was a teacher. She became permanently disabled in a work accident.

Allana, Marrero
Allana's dad fell and died while working on a barge on the Mississippi River.

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2016-17 Scholarship Recipients

Alesha, Lake Charles
Alesha's dad, a paramedic, was killed while working outside when he was pinned and crushed between a windblown mobile home and a car.

Alexander, Lake Charles
Alexander's mom was a teacher. She became permanently disabled in a work accident.

Allana, Marrero
Allana's dad fell and died while working on a barge on the Mississippi River.

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2014-15 Scholarship Recipients

Alesha, Lake Charles
Alesha's dad, a paramedic, was killed while working outside when he was pinned and crushed between a windblown mobile home and a car.


Allana, Marrero
Allana's dad fell and died while working on a barge on the Mississippi River. 


Anna, Breaux Bridge
Anna's dad was permanently and totally disabled in a vehicular work accident when four discs in his low back were shattered and four discs in his neck were ruptured.

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2013-14 Scholarship Recipients

Caleb, Lake Charles
Caleb's dad was permanently and totally disabled at work. He has since passed away.

Candice, Marksville
Candice's dad worked at a prison. He became disabled when he broke his back carrying a man out of a riot.

Casey, Denham Springs
Casey's dad, a nurse anesthetist developed anaphylactic allergy to latex, disabling him.

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2012-13 Scholarship Recipients

Caleb, Lake Charles
Caleb's dad was permanently and totally disabled at work. He has since passed away.

Candice, Marksville
Candice's dad worked at a prison. He became disabled when he broke his back carrying a man out of a riot.

Casey, Denham Springs
Casey's dad, a nurse anesthetist developed anaphylactic allergy to latex, disabling him.

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2011-12 Scholarship Recipients

Aaron, Independence
Aaron's dad was a nurse. He was overpowered by a psychotic patient while trying to restrain him. The patient fell and his father suffered a severe dislocation and rotator cuff tear with three bulging discs in his cervical spine. Aaron's major is German, with a minor in Ancient History. His career objective is to be a pilot in the United State Air Force. He has worked very hard to be the highest ranking Air Force Cadet in New Orleans, he said, "Kids' Chance has and will continue to, make an education possible for me. I want to fly and protect our freedom, and Kids' Chance will make that possible."

Bryce, Breaux Bridge
Bryce's dad was permanently disabled in a vehicular accident while at work when he was hit from behind by another employee. He has had two surgeries including a three level fusion. He also has four additional injured discs in his neck. Bryce is getting a bachelor's degree in Industrial Technology. His career objective is to work in the oil industry-pneumatics (electrical specialty). "My father lost his livelihood when I was at a young age," said Bryce, "without TOPS and Kids' Chance my family would not have the means of sending me to college." Bryce's sister Leah is also a Kids' Chance Scholarship recipient.

Caleb, Lake Charles
Caleb's dad was injured at work and when he was in an accident that ruptured a disc in his back, disabling him. Since the injury, Caleb's dad has passed away. "My whole life, we depended on my mom working full-time, my dad's workman's compensation for five years and social security to make ends meet. My mom has struggled to provide opportunities for me and my younger sister. This scholarship takes a huge burden off my mom," said Caleb. Caleb's major is Christian/Biblical studies.

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2010-11 Scholarship Recipients

Aaron, Independence
Aaron's dad was a nurse. He was overpowered by a psychotic patient while trying to restrain him. The patient fell and his father suffered a severe dislocation and rotator cuff tear with three bulging discs in his cervical spine. Aaron's major is German, with a minor in Ancient History. His career objective is to be a pilot in the United State Air Force. He has worked very hard to be the highest ranking Air Force Cadet in New Orleans, he said, "Kids' Chance has and will continue to, make an education possible for me. I want to fly and protect our freedom, and Kids' Chance will make that possible."

Blake, Florien
Blake's dad was a car salesman. He took a man for a test drive and was kidnaped, robbed and murdered. Blake is determined to become a person his father would be proud of. He wants to be a radiology technician.

Brittany, Morgan City
Brittany's dad was attempting to lift an air compressor when he was injured. He suffered a herniated disc, resulting in a laminectomy and discectomy at L5. Brittany plans to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree, then apply to dental school. She wants to be an orthodontist. "Kids' Chance will help me achieve my goal by relieving the financial stress," she said.

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2009-10 Scholarship Recipients

Aaron, Independence
Aaron's dad was a nurse who was overpowered by an overweight psychotic patient while trying to restrain the patient. The patient fell and his father suffered a severe dislocation and rotator cuff tear in his shoulder with three bulging discs in his cervical spine. Aaron is currently majoring in history and he is in the Air Force ROTC. He hopes to become an officer in the United States Air Force.

Alexis, Gross Tete
Alexis' dad was permanently injured while he was working as a welder, grinding pipes, when he was pinned between two large pipes. He sustained injuries to his neck and back. Alexis, an incoming freshman says, "This scholarship will give me the chance to make it regardless of my family's financial situation. I need your help to achieve my goal." She plans to get a degree in computer science. Alexis and Tiarra are sisters who are recipients of the Kids' Chance Scholarship Program.

Blake, Florien
Blake's dad was a car salesman. He took a man for a test drive and was kidnaped, robbed and murdered. Blake hopes to become a radiology technician. He is determined to become a person his father would be proud of. He says, " have overcome these circumstances by realizing we cannot control what happens to us, we can only control what we do with the circumstances."

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2008-09 Scholarship Recipients

Tiarra, Grosse Tete
Tiarra's dad was a welder. In 1990, while at work, he was pinned between two pipes and couldn't move, as a result he became permanently disabled. Because of her dad's disability, Tiarra and her sisters all want to work in the medical profession. Tiarra plans to attend Southern University - Baton Rouge and study physical therapy.

Kristen, Castor
In July of 1980 Kristen's father was injured on the job while cutting logs. His back was crushed when a tree snapped and fell across his shoulders. He is permanently in a wheelchair with multiple health problems. This accident has been a tragic event in Kristen's life, but she is optimistic about the future. "I feel that my father's disability has taught me to be independent and accept life's challenges with a positive attitude," said Kristen. Kristen will use her Kids' Chance Scholarship to help pay for her college expenses at Louisiana Tech, where her major is elementary education.

Megan, Ragley
Megan's father was killed when the work truck he was driving, an oil tanker, flipped over and caught fire. She often thinks to herself how she can make him proud, "It is kind of a good motivation to be a better person," said Megan. Megan is currently enrolled in the nursing program at McNeese State University. She plans to become a registered nurse.

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