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Multiple Sclerosis and a wheelchair is no deterrent to adventure! Since her diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis in 1983, Linda McGowan has tenaciously pursued her dream of travelling the globe. From viewing the top of the world from a basket on the back of a porter in Nepal, to hob-knobbing with emperor penguins at the end of the world on the Falkland Islands, Linda describes in vivid detail her exploits and colourful encounters while traveling through vastly different countries. Using creativity, patience and an open-mind, Linda shows how she conquered unique challenges and enjoyed a plethora of wondrous sights, people, foods and experiences, all from the apparent vulnerability of her wheelchair

About the Author

Born in Montreal, Linda McGowan is a graduate of the Montreal General Hospital School of Nursing. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), and has worked in community health for over 40 years. She was 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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For more information on Linda McGowan please visit her website at, her Twitter account at @LindaGMcGowan.


2 Thoughts on “Books

  1. Dear Ms McGowan, I was given your name by Fraser Robertson of the Neil Squire Society. He thought you might be willing to do an informational interview with me. I’m presently taking a course at Neil Squire called Empoly-Ability and I have found that I’m best suited to a career as a writer or artist.
    I would be most interested to know how you went about getting your books published and what you think my next step should be. I have already written a novel.
    I thank you in advance for your time and consideration and I look forward to hearing from you at your convenience.

  2. You share interesting things here.

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