Jennifer and Ryan Hobbs fell in love at war in Iraq. Then, October 6, 2004, Ryan suffered a grievous wound in a roadside bomb attack that killed his passenger, one of Jennifer’s best friends. Jennifer joins us tonight on our VBC Happy Hour to talk about her and Ryan’s long road back, recounted in her new book Calmed.: Growth After Trauma. Also joining us is West Point graduate and retired Army Captain Kim DeFiori, who was one of the first women to serve with Special Operations units in Afghanistan. She survived combat and, later, sexual assault, only to struggle with thoughts of suicide. Kim tells her story of trauma and growth in Lessons From Thor: Healing with a Service Dog’s Touch.

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