Students

Star Students

Lennis George

Lennis’ father was involved in a work-related accident in 2003 and suffered multiple injuries to his back and neck. Lennis is currently pursuing a Sociology degree from Georgia State University and plans to attend graduate school following graduation. Lennis already gives back to Kids’ Chance by speaking at numerous Kids’ Chance events.

Lennis George

Lexi Smith

Lexi’s father was tragically electrocuted and killed while working on an electrical ceiling in 2012.

Living with her grandparents, Lexi attends Albany State University. While maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.46, Lexi is a member of The Albany State University Marching Ram Show Band as well as the ASU symphonic and concert bands.  In her spare time, she is a radio talk show host on the ASU campus radio station.  Lexi plans to graduate with a degree in Mass Communications.

Lexi Smith

Leslie Paige

Leslie’s father was involved in catastrophic work-related traffic accident in which he suffered a crush injury of the spine.  Due to his disability and her mother’s death in 2012, Leslie resides with her aunt and uncle.  Despite all of this, Leslie continues to excel in her studies at the University of Georgia where she is pursuing a degree in Wildlife Sciences.

Leslie Paige

Lorenzo Hernandez

In 2008, Lorenzo’s father fell from skaffolding at work and suffered multiple injuries.

Lorenzo has a 3.1 GPA and is pursuing an Anthropology degree at the Georgia State University.

Lorenzo Hernandez

Erin Frew

Erin’s mother was involved in serious work-related automobile accident in 2001 suffering multiple injuries.

Erin earned a 3.6 GPA last semester in her pursuit of a degree in Environmental Studies degree at Georgia State University.

Erin Frew

John Farina

In 2006, John’s father suffered a catastrophic head injury when he fell 18 feet off his truck in a workplace accident.  He broke nearly every bone in his face in the fall.  His head injury has left him unable to walk or talk.

John is a student at the University of North Georgia.  He will be graduating with a degree in Computer Science.

John Farina

Olivia Barnes

In 2015, Olivia’s father was working as a utility employee when he was involved in a catastrophic work-related accident.   His arm was caught in a malfunctioning sewage pump resulting in severe damage to his shoulder and the loss of several fingers.

Olivia is a student at East Tennessee State University pursuing a degree in Nursing.  She maintains a 3.9 GPA while working and participating in extracurricular activities.

Olivia Barnes

Taylor O'Quinn

Taylor Quinn was only six years old when her father was fatally injured in a work related accident. Taylor attends the University of Georgia where she studies accounting, maintaining a 3.5 GPA.

Taylor O'Quinn