The recent developments out of Penn State University are already an absolute nightmare, and many are left with the sickening feeling that the depth of the abuse has yet to be fully revealed.
Former NHLer Sheldon Kennedy suffered through similar horrors at the hands of a hockey coach for five years, which lead to thoughts of suicide, alcoholism and drug abuse. Many years after coming forward, he now works to make sure that this doesn’t happen to other people.
Listen to him speak on the Penn State situation below.
At the end of the interview he mentions that, on average, a child has to tell seven adults before someone takes action. We can do better.