About The Author

Lynn McLaughlin is a Canadian educator who has spent her life devoted to ensuring each of us meets our full potential. Mother of three wonderful children, she currently lives with her husband in southern Ontario.

Lynn began journaling the day she received a life threatening diagnosis. Grateful for an amazing support network, she is now passionate about sharing her journey of fear and survival.

Public Speaking & Events

Lynn McLaughlin is a Canadian author and educator who has had numerous professional public speaking experiences. She is skilled in leading book talks, speaking with small community groups or presenting to larger audiences. Whether your function is local, provincial or international, Lynn will create and deliver an engaging, interactive presentation geared to the needs and interests of the audience.

It is Lynn’s hope that by travelling with her through experiences and reflections, all participants will be empowered to advocate for themselves and others. regardless of life challenges.

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About The Book

A life-threatening illness crushes the world around you, and around those you love. How do we all cope with diagnosis physically, emotionally, and spiritually? How do we move on? What are the most helpful ways to support others in crisis? In the end, what does it all mean?

The author shares her most personal thoughts, fears and triumphs over the most challenging year of her life. The voices of friends and family members ring true and move the reader to a powerfully emotional and honest reflection of one’s own beliefs and life’s purpose.

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From Lynn’s Family

There is no way in hell I could put into words the emotions that went through my brain for the next few hours. Fear, anger, total frustration — and there was nothing I could do for my daughter except pray and try to keep the rest of the family thinking positive thoughts. Everything was in the hands of a man I had never met before and whom I knew nothing about. Is he good at his job? Or, rather, is he exceptionally good at his job? What will my daughter be like when this is all over? Will she change? Will she still function normally? What will my life, her children’s lives, and our family’s lives be like if something dreadful happens?
Peter PriorLynn's Father
She wished she could cook dinner on her own and was mad when I tried to help. The dinner turned out horrible, but out of respect I pretended to love it. The smile she had as I choked down the food and pretended to like it was all worth it. It gave her that sense of hope and independence she yearned for.
Marina McLaughlinLynn's Daughter

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Book Reviews

Steering Through It – offers a blend of not only the patients perspective, but also that of her close knit family as they encounter the trauma of a brain tumour diagnoses. Citing excerpts from her journal, the author illustrates vividly her experience from diagnoses through to healing. She offers suggestions and affirmations to the reader who maybe in a similar situation. A well written memoir that will serve to help both the caregiver and the patient with strength in their healing process.- Christina S.
Thanks to McLaughlin for sharing her journey and the impact on her life and her family. When I read her story, I reflect on the importance of having gratitude and hope in your life. I’m already sharing this story with other people in my life so they too can be reminded to cherish every day.- Leah H.
This book was truly inspirational for the mind body and soul. Lynn walks you through her Journey of dealing with a life threatening illness from her own words as well as the words of her family and friends through her diagnosis, surgery and long recovery. This book is about finding your power in a situation where you appear to be helpless and the importance of faith, perseverance and support from your loved ones. Through her faith and determination she proves you can overcome life’s most difficult challenges.- C. Gascoigne

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