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May 31, 2021

Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to all the families of the servicemen & women who paid the ultimate sacrifice (their lives) fighting for our freedom. Today is a tribute episode to the son of a dear friend (Jeaneane Henson), whose son took his own life after serving in the Army. 


Folks, mental health is a “real” thing. Depression, PTSD, and suicide are unfortunately at all-time highs in our society and in our military. I wanted to pay tribute to Daniel Ferguson and his legacy today. He served our wonderful country for several years (both domestic and in Afghanistan) before taking his own life. 


Here is what you will learn In today’s episode:

- What changed in 2019, before Daniel’s death

- How does a mother get through the loss of a child

- Opportunities for veterans who need help after serving

- Resources available

- Jeaneane share some of her fondest memories of Daniel

- What helps Jeaneane today living with the loss of her son Daniel


Today, the Daniel Ferguson Memorial Foundation lives on and is serving the military community admirably. Daniel’s mom Jeaneane is committed to making sure more military men & women don’t take their own life, and she’s on a mission to save more lives. 


To bring about more awareness of mental health for our veterans, please share this episode. Likewise, if you know any struggling veterans, they can contact the Veterans Crisis hotline at or the National Suicide Hotline at 800-273-8255. Thank you in advance. Life is precious, and our many veterans need continued support.


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2:30 - Meet Jeaneane Henson, who has over 40 years of experience in the fitness industry.

8:15 - What has being a part of the Mastermind program done for you and your business?

10:16 - 2019 Life changed....receiving the news of Daniel’s Death.

16:18 - Daniel’s health issues.

20:12 - How do you get through it?

26:20 - Do you feel that when men and women get out of the military, they often feel lost?

30:18 - Why should someone consider hiring a military veteran?

32:35 - Resources for Families...check out the Daniel Somers Network Support Act.

38:37 - Jeaneane shares some of her fondest memories of Daniel.

40:19 - You are only as happy as your saddest child...Jeaneane shares what that means to her and how she finds happiness now.

43:13 - Advice to anyone going through or knows of a Veteran going through a challenging time.




More about Jeaneane Henson:


Jeaneane is a fitness professional with over four decades of experience in the health and fitness industry. After experiencing a life-changing accident as a competitive equestrian athlete, her rehabilitation inspired her to pursue a career helping others achieve a healthy, fit, functioning body.


Later, as a competitive bodybuilder, she became an ambassador for women in bodybuilding to empower them to build a more feminine physique versus the female version of the male stereotype.


She created California Bodies, a San Diego based fitness center to bring her experience to serve her community and a mission to mentor the next generation of fitness professionals.


She is the founder of the Daniel Ferguson Memorial Challenge, a non-profit dedicated to creating physical and mental strength to veterans by establishing a bond and camaraderie through workouts and friendly competition with four annual events.


Another project is the Three Element Program (TEP), based on recent academic research to bring the benefits of fitness, nutrition and social engagement to those experiencing the early stages of cognitive impairment.


Follow Jeaneane - FB:cabodies, IG:@california_bodies_fitness

Daniel’s Foundation and Challenge - IG:dfmemorialfoundation, FB: Daniel’s Challenge (Private) and Daniel Ferguson Memorial Foundation (Public)




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