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By Laurie Campbell
Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Frank O’Dea’s life story is both harrowing and awesome. It’s a fall and rise saga if ever there was one. Many know that he helped launch Canada’s Second Cup coffee stores, among other achievements. Many also know, though, that before his rise he was way down, and way out. His triumph over adversity ought to serve as a hopeful lesson to suffering souls everywhere.

Born in 1945 to an upper middle-class family in Montreal, Frank experienced a terrible turn when as a boy he was sexually abused by a priest. Soon enough his behaviour spiralled out of control. As a teenager he went...