Steve Fugate walks to heal himself, and anyone else who hears his message of love. In 1999, his only son committed suicide while Fugate was in the middle of hiking the Appalachian Trail. And several years later, he lost his daughter in an accidental overdose of drugs that were meant to treat her multiple sclerosis. Fugate's "trail therapy" has taken him across the United States seven times and over 34,000 miles. He walks to raise awareness about depression and suicide - "to mend the broken hearts while they are still beating." "If I can love life then anyone can. I know every one of us has an instrinsic desire to stay alive. 'Love life' is the answer to everything."


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  • Louise Lin

    I've lost 3sons. Your an inspiration. Keep on keeping on. You re,ind ,e of my brother who probably has walked more miles than you and biked.

  • Ken Sparks

    `William This is a beautiful and inspiring example of the human soul's capacity to not only survive tragedy and heartbreak but to choose to soar above the pain and ultimately get love of self and others as an expression of the Unconditional love of our Higher Power.

  • Heather

    Wow. I am inspired by how he's taken such heartache - and it's overwhelming heartache - faced it with courage and used every bit of his energy, literally, to transform it into something that is bringing good. I love his honesty - his willingness to acknowledge that he hasn't "overcome" anything - he's walking through it. It inspires me to do more with my love before there's a painful reason to do so.

  • Philautia

    Thank you so much for expressing your insight into the soul of one who commits suicide. I lost my 17 year old brother to suicide in 1976. Many saw a troubled angry teen, but I knew his heart. It was too sensitive to combat the pain of his short life experiences. He saw no hope. You offer hope.

  • Rave

    Beautiful man, beautiful message. Huge generosity of spirit and an even bigger heart. Thank you Steve ❤

  • JoAnn

    Hurrah for Steve. It brings back memories of Peace Pilgrim who between 1953 and 1981 crossed the US several times and walked more than 25,000 miles, walking for Peace.

  • Tim

    We need more people like you!! You are Awesome God bless you always He has a special place for you my friend Live free , live hard and above all Love

  • Maya

    The video itself kept stopping. I don't know if it's the video or my computer, but usually my computer doesn't stop 4 times in one minute of video. But I appreciate the sentiment, his strength, and his message

  • Sundi

    Steve Fugate is far wiser and more inspiring to others than all the world's psychotherapists combined. Kudos, Mr. Fugate. I hope you do find what you're looking for one day (though most would say you already have).

  • Ahmad

    He face life with a big smile . and spread it to others too

  • JoAnn

    Hurrah for Steve. It brings back memories of Peace Pilgrim who between 1953 and 1981 crossed the US several times and walked more than 25,000 miles, walking for Peace.

  • Deepak

    Thank you . This is wonderful and inspiring . Each one of us have to walk our own path to arrive at the ultimate destination in our lives . Blessings Steve .

  • Joanne Decembrino

    God bless, Steve... I started walking after multiple losses within my keeps me grounded....when I felt myself faltering, I rescued a pup to keep me company on "my trail". The Camino is on my bucket list....but the Appalachian Trail may actually be more realistic. Some day..... Wishing you peace....and safe footsteps ahead.

  • Vicky

    Kindness goes a long way..this is beautiful! He nailed it, peace comes from within...I would love to walk beside him....

  • Brian

    Thanks Guys! May peace be in harmony....peace

  • shelly

    wow. that was a very moving video. thank you. Steve Fugate is a strong person. and for that reason alone, he is inspiring... using his own hardships, he has found a way to cope with lessons learned in a positive way. God bless him.

  • Ken Johnson

    As Steve said, his helping to spread the "word" has helped him to get thru his tragic loss and not make it all about him, but others also. His "tenacity" is far above anything I've ever heard about. Carry on, my friend. You're doing exactly what you're supposed to be doing and exactly where you're supposed to be in your life. And, yes, your children are proud of you !!

  • Julie Russell

    Thanks for sharing! A beautiful offering to all of us! Much love and continued blessings! xoxoxo Julie

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