Jan 28, 2016-- It's impossible to miss Steve Fugate's message when you catch sight of him, an older man pulling a cart of water and supplies. The message emblazoned in big red letters on the sign he carries is simple: "LOVE LIFE." For the last decade and a half 67-year-old Fugate has been walking across America spreading that message town-by-town in every state on the mainland. His mission? "To mend the broken heart while it is yet beating." 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. This news story covers Fugate's journey and offers a moving glimpse of a man who responded to profound grief with staggering love. (0 reads)
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