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Episode #13

Grieving Dreams & Finding Gratitude in the Now

With Guest, LeAnne Lavender

Content Manager for Water for Good and Co-Owner of LoveWell Fundraising


Early in the morning on June 15th, everything changed for LeAnne and Derek. LeAnne received a call from a man named David who explained that Derek had been in a terrible motorcycle accident. She will never forget the moment she was told of his injuries. She remembers the neurosurgeon handing her Derek’s helmet and a tooth fell out of the head mask. Derek suffered a complete T6 spinal cord injury, leaving him paralyzed from his armpits down. Derek would never walk again. LeAnne graciously shares about their journey of grief and how they have found gratitude in today. 

Today's Guest

LeAnne Lavender

LeAnne resides in Indianapolis with her husband Derek and their dog Barkus Adroolius. During the week, LeAnne works as a Content Manager for Water for Good and is also the co-owner of LoveWell Fundraising. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, hosting game nights, and puzzling with Derek. 

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Built for Impact

Amanda is a wife, mother, entrepreneur, Partner at Evergreen Results and a founding member of the Built for Impact podcast team. She enjoys spending time with her family, serving others, horseback riding, and spending time in the mountains.