Child/athlete: Bobby Ryan
Career highlights: Olympic silver medalist (2010). NHL All-Rookie Team (2009). NHL All-Star (2015).
Years in the spotlight: 2005-present
Bottom line: In 1997, Shane Stevenson brutally attacked his wife, Melody, in a drunken rage, leaving her with four broken ribs, a skull fracture and a punctured lung.
He was charged with attempted murder and went on the run, fleeing New Jersey for Canada, then California, where he created new identities for himself, his wife and 10-year-old son, Bobby, a wunderkind hockey player, who both forgave him and joined him on the run.
They were caught, three years later, when they tried to rent a movie from Blockbuster using an old credit card.
Five years after that, Bobby, who still uses the last name "Ryan" was picked No. 2 overall in the NHL draft by the Anaheim Ducks.