By: David M. Foster, CFP®, CAP®
Hello, listeners, and welcome to the 8th episode of the Gateway Giving Podcast!
My guest today is Traci Riechmann, the Founder, President, and sole employee of Leaps of Love, a non-profit focused on embracing families affected by childhood brain tumors & late-effects of childhood cancer.
“Embracing” is, obviously, a somewhat ambiguous term here, but what that really means is that Leaps of Love connects families who have a child with cancer to one another through a series of support groups and retreats. For any of us facing difficult circumstances of any kind, having a network of people who can relate to what you’re experiencing can be crucial to making it through to the other side, and, of course, having a child with cancer is no exception to this.
Honestly, I just can’t even wrap my brain around what it must be like to have a child with cancer. There is nothing that most of us wouldn’t do for our kids, and it must be awful to feel so powerless in a situation like that. Measuring the impact of the work that Leaps of Love does is always going to be impossible, because you can’t quantify the benefits of having a support group like this, but I don’t think there is any question that its impact can be tremendous.
As always, if you have any questions, requests, or suggestions for people or organizations for me to interview, you can email me at email@example.com. Now, without further ado, here is my interview with Traci Riechmann!