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.
"Every 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 you."
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..
"That's 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.
"I 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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