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The Power of Sport

Heroes Remember

I think people can relate to having trauma in their life or something that brings about a disruption of their natural state and it’s about what I found in my journey is about accepting that trauma has happened and now it’s about looking forward, moving forward, what can I do for myself to help myself because I can’t change the past but I can sure as hell work hard to control what I can, you know, for my future and how I want to shape it and how I want to be. So what I am saying is that despite bad times in your life you can adapt and you can overcome and I found that through the power of sport.

Although stricken with trauma, Ms. Fong sends the message of how it’s possible to move forward in life in a positive way.

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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