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Remember to Thank a Veteran

Invictus Games

Remember to Thank a Veteran

I just think it’s just not to be forgotten, Veterans, because again they volunteered to join the military and to go and do and serve Canada and if they get injured they need to be taken care of and they need the support. And even just thanking a Veteran. And I think this Invictus Games is really good for the country. I think it’s been countrywide that they are aware of the games because everywhere we go now in Toronto here it’s like hey yah, and high fives! I was just at the wheelchair basketball this morning and it was loud and it was crazy and that’s great to see. So I think with social media it can get out there more and the support there is better than, you know, fifteen years ago. So I think it’s getting better but I still think you know thanking people for their service and knowing maybe a little bit more of what they go through because injuries now today there is obviously more people living with their injuries then there was back in WWII because they didn’t survive the same injuries they’re surviving now just because of technology and medicine now so there are more visible injuries out there. So just thanking someone and thanking them for their service I think goes a long way because I know I appreciate it.

Mr. Feyko hopes Canadians thank Veterans when they can. It is really appreciated.

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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