Standing only 5’6”, Theo Fleury became one of the most unlikely hockey all-stars of all time. Over his 16 year NHL career, through sheer determination and heart, Theo scored more than a point a game. He won a Stanley Cup in his rookie year with the Calgary Flames in 1989, played in seven NHL All Star games, won a gold medal as captain of team Canada at the 1988 world junior championships, won a Canada Cup with team Canada in 1991, and played on the Canadian team that took home Olympic gold from Salt Lake City in 2002.
As hockey fans know, on the ice Theo was an extremely tough and aggressive player, but off the ice he lost many battles with addictions to alcohol and drugs. What most fans have not known is that Theo’s substance abuse, which ultimately forced him out of the NHL in 2003, was driven by his struggles with demons unleashed by a coach’s sexual abuse in his teenage years. Not until 2006, with the support of his wife Jennifer, did Theo finally begin dealing with the aftermath of the sexual abuse and achieve the sobriety he has maintained to this day.
Dear 1in6 Visitor,
Welcome to the 1in6 website.
This organization has had a positive impact on my life, and I know 1in6 will help others who have experienced sexual abuse by providing resources they need to reclaim their lives.
I am deeply committed to the mission of 1in6, and I will act as a strong advocate to let other men and their families know this: There is hope.
Whatever you’re struggling with, I encourage you to reach out for the knowledge, the resources, the support, and the courage, hope and strength that you – like all of us who have been down that sometimes lonely and dark path – need to reclaim your life.
With best wishes,