Tragedy struck the household of Flossmoor resident Vicki Burke in late October when her 40-year-old husband, Steve, died unexpectedly.
The sudden passing left her and her two sons, Andrew, 9, and Ryan, 5, with broken hearts and a big, empty space where their husband and father used to be.
“After Steve died, I thought about getting a dog. A dog was never an option when Steve was here—he was horribly allergic. I looked at the listings (online) and nothing really called to me."