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Travelling the World With MS...: ...in a Wheelchair Paperback – Dec 1 2014

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 366 pages
  • Publisher: Influence Publishing Inc (Dec 1 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1771410647
  • ISBN-13: 978-1771410649
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 481 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #307,894 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Linda's story debunks an important societal myth -- that life ends with disability. Linda not only lives with progressive multiple sclerosis, but thrives with it as a world traveller, disability activist, and superb raconteur."

(Tiffany Regaudie Senior Cooordinator, Communications, MS Society of Canada)

About the Author

Born in Montreal, Linda McGowan is a graduate of the Montreal General Hospital School of Nursing. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BScN) and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), and has worked in community health for over 40 years. She was also a marathon runner, completing her last marathon a few months before being diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis). Since 1989, she has travelled in a wheelchair to more than 100 countries, touching every continent. Linda is an accessibility advocate, a motivational speaker and a writer who encourages all to embrace their dreams.

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Working in community health when she was diagnosed with MS in 1983, home care nurse Linda McGowan realized, “I only had two choices. One was to sit at home, moan, groan, and complain that life was not fair. The second option was to take the skills and strengths that I had and do the best that I could with them” (Travelling the World with MS in a Wheelchair, page 7). She purchased a wheelchair and set out to travel the Great Wall of China to fulfill a life-long ambition, disability or not, the beginning of many such adventures. I am full of admiration.
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The writer is adept at describing and dealing with the situations she meets as she travels, over a period of time, to a wide variety of destinations. Through the prism of MS and travelling in a wheelchair, she provides the reader with new perspectives wherever she goes. While exploring the world, sometimes with a companion, sometimes by herself, with determination and courage, she demonstrates resourceful problem solving in dealing with each accessibility challenge she meets. A well written travel book.
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Working in community health when she was diagnosed with MS in 1983, home care nurse Linda McGowan realized, “I only had two choices. One was to sit at home, moan, groan, and complain that life was not fair. The second option was to take the skills and strengths that I had and do the best that I could with them” (Travelling the World with MS in a Wheelchair, page 7). She purchased a wheelchair and set out to travel the Great Wall of China to fulfill a life-long ambition, disability or not, the beginning of many such adventures. I am full of admiration.


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