All this week, I’m taking some time to honor our nation’s true heroes, our veterans.  Today, I had the opportunity to speak with Sam Hoekstra, his wife Cathrine, and his service dog, “Memphis”.  I’ve been following Memphis for a while on social media, ever since he was a pup, and was going through training with “This Able Veteran“.  The work that happens with this organization is amazing!  You can find out more about This Able Veteran online at  I would like to encourage you, if you know someone suffering from PTSD, or would just like to find out more about it, check out a FREE conference coming up at John A. Logan College, Saturday, November 18th.  The “Know More” conference will feature expert speakers in this field, and will provide you with the information you need to change your life, or your loved one’s life.

I really enjoyed the time I got to spend with the Hoekstra’s on this morning’s #KiTC Morning Show!  Make sure you subscribe to their blog, “Walking With Memphis”!  You’ll be able to get a glimpse into their lives, get some valuable information, and maybe find out what Memphis is really like, when he’s at home napping on their couch!  In case you missed it, here’s the interview…AND check out the video below featuring Sam and Memphis!

Sam, Cathrine, and Memphis on Z100 pt. 1
Sam, Cathrine, and Memphis on Z100 pt. 2


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