Theo Fleury Delivers Healing Message At Truth And Reconciliation Event
LETHBRIDGE - The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada is holding a two-day program
in Lethbridge, offering an opportunity for residential school survivors to share
The guest speaker on Wednesday morning was former NHL player Theoren Fleury,
who came through his own experience of sexual abuse and underscores the need for
victims to have a safe place to share their stories.
Fleury delivered a message of hope and healing to the crowd. He says "my
story isn't any different than anybody else's, I'm just at a point in my life
where I've gotten rid of the shame attached to it and I'm totally comfortable
speaking about my experience, and realizing that it was never my fault and the
shame that I've been carying around was not mine to bear."
The program will continue at the Lethbridge Lodge on Thursday with more
public and private sharing opportunities.
Posted on Wednesday, October 09, 2013 at 12/11/2013 3:50:10 PM
Source: Tristan Tuckett - Country 95 News