The LCC K-9 Comfort Dog and Kare 9 Military Ministries recently completed the Spring Session of the Heart Connection at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, Illinois. Heart Connection is an eight-week grief counseling program for children, ages 4-16, who have lost a loved one. The LCC K-9s have become a vital component of the program as they bring their special love, compassion, and comfort to these children who have lost so much. During the eight weeks, an LCC K-9 sits in on the counseling sessions with the same group of children. The bonds formed between the children and the dogs are a blessing to all.