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Pain is Always There

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Pain is Always There

There is obviously all the time but I think at one point it controlled me, my injury controlled me and that’s where you get into that depression and the sense of not wanting to do anything and you’re letting your injury control you. And there’s days where, I mean I am in pain all the time but there’s different obviously variations of pain or how much I let the pain bother me. There’s some days I don’t get up or I don’t do anything all day but there are other days like I feel like, okay I feel better, I am going to go do something. Everyone is going to have those days. You’re not going to have perfect days anymore, I’m not going to have perfect days anymore and as I get older it’s not going to get any better but I take advantage of every chance I can get to go out and make the best of every day. The pain is always there it’s just the tolerance goes up.

Mr. Feyko describes the type of pain he deals with and the level of tolerance required to deal with it on a daily basis.

Michael Feyko

Mr. Michael Feyko was born July 12, 1970 in Windsor, Ontario. Immediately out of high school, Mr. Feyko joined the military and held rank of private with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry. He attended battle school in Wainwright, Alberta. First deploying to Norway, Mr. Feyko then continued on with tours to Cyprus and to Somalia. Realizing his true passion was to be a jumper and following his desire to gain a career with Search & Rescue, Mr. Feyko found himself back in Canada with the SkyHawks attending many air shows across the country. While in Edmonton, Mr. Feyko was involved in a parachute accident where he was left with a lifetime injury. With major injury to his body, Mr. Feyko rehabilitated himself back into civilian life and in 2000 a decision was made for medical discharge. With great determination and desire to continue life as it was prior to his injury, Mr. Feyko was inspired by the Soldier On program and assisted as coach of the Team Canada Golf Team leading them to five medals at the Invictus Games held in Toronto, Ontario September 2017. Now married and with a family, Mr. Feyko enjoys a career as a PGA golf pro and continues to train golfers who are part of Soldier On in preparing for the next Invictus Games to be held in Sydney, Australia.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
September 29, 2017
Person Interviewed:
Michael Feyko
War, Conflict or Mission:
Canadian Armed Forces
Canadian Airborne Regiment

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