Show Segment May 22, 2013
MY DEFINING MOMENT: Theo Fleury Chooses Life And Healing Over Death

This is the story of a tough, dark moment: former NHLer Theo Fleury, who revealed in 2009 that he had been the victim of sexual abuse by his former hockey coach Graham James, was on the verge of taking his own life, when "something snapped" in his head.

He threw away the gun he was holding, and decided he wasn't going to quit. He was going to live, and to find a path of healing.

That's the path that will take him to the steps of Canada's Parliament Building in Ottawa on May 23 as part of the Victor Walk.

It's an initiative to raise awareness and funds in support of the many non-profit organizations working to provide healing for victims and survivors of sexual abuse. Theo, along with many survivors and supporters, have been walking for ten days to bring attention to the cause.

Tomorrow, there will be speeches on the steps of Parliament, and 22 other communities across the country will stage their own Victor Walks to demonstrate their support for the cause and promote healing.

You can find more out about the Victor Walk, and how to take part and donate, at the Victor Walk website.

Related:

The Victor Walk: Theo Fleury's New Campaign To Fight Sexual Abuse

INTERVIEW: Theo Fleury

THE BIO: Theo Fleury

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