Beseiged

Fred Caron’s nightmares started on his first night back in camp after the siege Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne The one thing about physical wounds is you know when they happen. You know the precise moment you’ve been shot in the shoulder or lost your leg to a landmine. Your life may...
  • Mike Trauner and Leah Cuffe share the frustrations, pain and nightmares that linger from his wounds Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne It was just a corridor, but it was probably the longest walk of 30-year-old Leah Cuffe’s life. Down that hospital hallway in...
  • “Life is good again”

    March 15, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Joe Kiraly spent many years denying he had problems, but when he started working with inspiring ill and injured men and women, everything changed. Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne It was a routine job on a routine day aboard HMCS Calgary in the...
  • “Right away, I wanted a horse.”

    March 8, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    After years of sleepless nights, Billy and Tracy Kerr discovered the restorative abilities of horses Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne When you talk about Billy Kerr and his war wounds, you can’t just talk about Billy Kerr and his war wounds, because there...
  • Heavy lifting takes its toll

    March 7, 2017 by Sharon Adams
    Quick—what is the major reason given for a member of the Canadian Armed Forces not to deploy? Did you guess musculoskeletal injury? A third of personnel unable to deploy are laid up because they’ve sprained an ankle or have injured their back or knees or...
  • What’s a life worth?

    March 3, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Nic Meunier keeps asking himself that: If you take one, how many must you save to make up for it? Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne “If you take one life and save one life, it’s not the same,” says Nic Meunier, who reached...
  • Rediscovering his old self

    February 22, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    PORTRAIT OF INSPIRATION Corporal Joel Guindon found out the hard way that psychological suffering cannot be overcome in the same way as physical pain Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne For Corporal Joel Guindon, it wasn’t Afghanistan itself that posed his greatest challenge, it...
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