"To mend the broken heart while it is yet beating." ~ Steve Fugate


I began walking the U.S. with the words "LOVE LIFE" over my head after the suicide death of my son. I walked across eight times accumulating over 43,000 miles in sixteen years. At first I was but running from my pain. The words Love Life over my head attracted some who were in dire straits emotionally, as was I. As I talked to such precious individuals, I began to realize my pain greatly subsided as I helped with their pain. My mantra became, "To mend the broken heart while it is yet beating." Through this approach, I began to truly Love and appreciate my gift of Life. Which is a very good thing, because, but six years after losing my only son, I lost my other child, my beautiful daughter. I would not have made it through the loss of both had I not learned to Love Life. In my book, LOVE LIFE Walk, I try with all my heart, to impress upon all that the realization of the beauty of Life comes with a commitment to Love our gift of Life through whatever is presented to us. I truly believe, if I can Love Life, most anyone can. 

I truly do Love Life, in fact, I am regularly referred to as the Love Life Guy. Though I’ve lost both my children, I adamantly Love Life and embrace my Life as a gift, no matter the circumstances. I use my severe tragedies as a tool for perspective, in hopes others might possibly be encouraged to Love their Life no matter their circumstances. 

"Nothing is more positive and powerful than Love. Love defeats all negatives in life.

Love defeats all fear. When fear is gone, Love may then flow freely". ~ Steve Fugate

LOVE LIFE Walk