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I was working towards going overseas for deployment but unfortunately things started to happen in my career that were of traumatic nature that caused me to actually have some physical injury and mental but I did not know that at the time and those injuries led me to losing my tour because I wasn’t fully fit for duty and as I went back to my unit things sort of got worse and there was more harm inflicted, I guess upon me as you can put it that way. There were multiple assaults throughout my career on my person and that was really, that was what ultimately led to the end of my career. I didn’t know for a while that I was even injured. That took some time and eventually I came forward and spoke to my RSM at the time and he was actually quite understanding and giving me some space with my job and then I started to connect with the different organizations and agencies and people I needed to be in contact with to start getting the help that I needed and I wanted.

Ms. Fong shares the story of how her career was cut short but she did not let the traumatic events control her life.

Naomi Fong

Ms. Naomi Fong was born April 30, 1986 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. In 2007 Ms. Fong joined with the Artillery Reserves, however, due to some unacceptable circumstances of sexual trauma she made the choice to leave the unit in 2016. Finding personal worth and respect for oneself, Ms. Fong used her negative experiences to make positive changes in her life and with this was chosen as part of Team Canada Invictus Game Team 2018. Naomi chose cycling as her competitive sport and was the first Canadian to receive a medal during the games in Sydney, Australia. Ms. Fong received the bronze medal in cycling, an achievement she is very proud of! Ms. Fong now resides in Pembrooke, Ontario.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
July 25, 2018
Person Interviewed:
Naomi Fong
War, Conflict or Mission:
Canadian Armed Forces
Reserves Infantry

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