Michael Vick makes appearance in Georgia

By Alina Machado (WSB)- Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick received a warm reception at
the Victory for The World Church, where he stopped by to encourage
teens to make the right choices and avoid having to get second chances.

decision counts, it's very important to think before you speak, think
before you act and kind of depend on the people who really believe in

Vick was invited by Team Freedom Outreach, a program that works with teens in youth detention centers.

The appearance comes days after Vick canceled book signings in Atlanta and two other states.

He's been promoting his autobiography, “Finally Free.”

Vick had this to say when asked about the threats and cancellations..

a very selective few of people, very small, selective few people who
still have their own form of hatred, but I think the most important
thing for me to do is to continue to stay positive. Continue to do the
right things because that's what's going to make a difference.”

Vicks' message resonated with mother Natalie Harris, who brought her two boys to the event.

really appreciate him coming out today and just letting the kids know
that even though you make mistakes in life, you can still bounce back
and be successful.”

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