Former NHL player Patrick O'Sullivan on living with an abusive father
"It's hard to try to have a good game when you're constantly worried about how bad you were going to get hit after the game." - Patrick O'Sullivan, former NHL player
As a young man, former NHL player Patrick O'Sullivan lived a life suffering from abuse for years. In many ways his road to hockey success is a cautionary tale about parents who strive for glory through their children.
If it didn't stop somebody was going to potentially die. I didn't know which one of us it was going to be but something real bad was going to happen.- Patrick O'Sullivan on the abuse at the hands of his father
Now Patrick O'Sullvan is telling that story in his powerful new memoir "Breaking Away: A Harrowing True Story of Resilience, Courage and Triumph". He joined Anna Maria in our Toronto studio.
This segment was produced by The Current's Howard Goldenthal.