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Michael McGrath

World's Only Disabled Polar Hero to Inspire Young Scots

Inspirational adventurer Michael McGrath is to address a variety of Glasgow audiences, in a three day city visit from Wednesday 6 - Friday 8 September 06.

Whilst here, Michael (41) who despite suffering from muscular dystrophy is the world&'s only disabled person to have walked to both the North and South Pole will meet and address school children, fellow sufferers, academics and medics.

The visit is being organised by Yorkhill Muscle Fund to raise both awareness and much needed funds.

Its founder, Rosie Brawley comments "Michael is an inspiration to all he meets. His visit to Ashcraig Secondary School for Children with Special Needs, in particular will help to provide a positive message about disability and inspire youngsters with disability to achieve their hopes and dreams."

She continues "We have also arranged for Michael to speak to the pupils of St Aloysius College Glasgow. Amongst them will be some of the future influencers of society and the economy, so it is essential that these young people are engendered with a positive message about disability, at an early age."

Michael himself adds "School subjects should not be taught merely from a text book. Only by experiencing or visualising real life issues can children begin to understand and reflect on the environment around them. Doing so equips them to apply their new found knowledge to other situations in life."

Michael will also address over 200 clinical delegates at the 7th Annual Meeting of the Scottish Muscle Network on Thursday 7 September at the Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre, Glasgow.


For further information please contact Rosie Brawley at