In 1998 Gloria founded Gloria’s Place Of Hope, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to saving children from around the world, suffering from congenital heart disease. Her own son was born with this devastating disease, and her life since then has been spent helping other children and their families in coping with this same issue. Some of her accomplishments and notoriety through her organization and charitable works include a featured article in People Magazine; being named Parent of the Month by Parents Magazine; an interview by Tom Brokaw on NBC Nightly News; The NYU Medical Center yearly Humanitarian Award; The Woman of the Year Award by Glamour Magazine; several appearances on The Rosie O’Donnell Show, where she received funds which enabled her to open her own Gloria’s Place Of Hope House, to house ill children from around the world, as they awaited surgery; and several appearances on Oprah Winfrey’s Oxygen, in interviews by Gayle King. Also, numerous local radio and television appearances. Over 244 children from 17 countries were saved through Gloria’s organization.
Gloria J. Weichand, Founder and Program Director of the Center, is an International Spiritual Medium, Spiritual Teacher, Lecturer, Usui Reiki Master and Grief Counselor. Known for her compassion and evidential messages from Spirit, Gloria received her extensive education studying under many of the finest teachers in both the U.S. and the U.K.