Craig KaneCraig is a former RAF Avionics Engineer who cares for his wife Michelle - a former RAF Communications Officer. Michelle was injured whilst serving in Iraq and Craig cares for her with the support of Help for Heroes' Band of Sisters
Craig Kane – Film 1Craig Kane was inspired to join the Royal Air Force after watching a Spitfire in flight an air show. He joined as an Avionics Engineer in February 1999 and initially worked on the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod Aircraft. At the beginning of the Iraq War Craig was stationed at RAF Lossiemouth repairing the Panavia Tornados. Watch Craig describe his early years of service and how he met Michelle.
Craig Kane – Film 2When Craig met back up with Michelle in 2008 she looked just as he remembered, but he felt she was holding something back. He discovered that she was caught in a blast in 2003 whilst in Iraq which wrecked her back. She now struggles to get out of the house or even move around. Hear Craig describe how little help they can access in Northern Ireland and how Help for Heroes' Band of Sisters supports them from mainland UK.
Craig Kane – Film 3Craig has struggled with stress and a short temper because of the frustrations of caring and watching a loved one in pain, and gets comfort from his church and prayer. He is resigned to the fact that Michelle is not going to get back to the way she was twenty years ago. Watch Craig talk about his day to day routine and the support he received from Help for Heroes' Hidden Wounds Service.
Craig Kane – Film 4Michelle's health is deteriorating - she feels pain from touch, has fatigue and PTSD, and is on ever-strengthening drugs to help her condition. Craig has learnt to help himself and raise his self-esteem, is now less stressed, off anti-depressants and feels like his true self again thanks to Help for Heroes. Hear Craig describe how to be a man and a 'Band of Sister' - its not just women who are struggling.
Craig is a former RAF Avionics Engineer who cares for his wife Michelle – a former RAF Communications Officer. Michelle was injured whilst serving in Iraq and Craig cares for her with the support of Help for Heroes’ Band of Sisters