On Tuesday, April 9, LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Brutus and his veteran handler Gene Weisbecker, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog In-Training Cyrus with apprentice trainer Tom Bartnik, and Jim Morrison, LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Coordinator, accepted an award from the Little Company of Mary Hospital& Healthcare Centers in recognition for the continued service to the participants in their Heart Connection program. The LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry has been greatly blessed by the visits to the children we comfort during their time in need.
The Heart Connection staff is committed to supporting families, schools and the community in caring for grieving children. Little Company offers this unique program that encourages children to honor and express their feelings of loss. Through creative activities and the companionship of other children in similar circumstances, they find the necessary guidance and support necessary for their healing.