Linda captivates the reader with her extraordinary frontline adventures and misadventures in some of the most challenging places on earth. Following an earlier career as a nurse, a traumatic experience led Linda to reassess her life, sell everything she owned, and fulil her dream of becoming an international humanitarian aid worker. Living with little or no access to clean water, electricity, dependable food supplies, or safe shelter. ‘Home’ is living among people in the most distressed places on earth: the aftermath of tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and typhoons, or working with survivors in refugee camps and war zones.
Linda’s journey is that of a single mother who tapped into her bravery to discover her real purpose and passion in life, and who has gone on to survive numerous near-death encounters that have taught her remarkable lessons about life, leadership and survival. Living and working on every continent, often in the face of extreme adversity, she has escaped from a rebel army, been held at gunpoint, caught in a landslide, survived severe hypothermia, sutured her own face and drank three-day-old urine to save a life.
In Thailand, after the 2004 tsunami, she developed what was to be her trademark skill: the ability to broker powerful partnerships between the private sector and challenged communities. This has brought praise from spiritual, commercial, and political leaders all over the world. Her work is inspired by the idea of giving a ‘hand-up’ not a ‘hand-out’.
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