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NonFiction

On the Right Side, My Story of Survival and Success

What if you woke one day to find yourself paralysed on one side of your body? 

That's what happened to Karen Magill on June 5, 2000. Nine days later she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and just over three months after that, she had to leave the best job she'd ever had. Ms. Magill started on a frightening, confusing journey that was now her life.

Then something interesting happened.

Once Karen began adjusting to her new circumstances, coming to terms with the fact that her former life had vanished, she realized that the MS was a gift. Her eyes opened to the possibilities around her.

On The Right Side, My Story of Survival and Success looks at Ms. Magill's life with MS and the factors in life which influence her. This isn't a how to book on living well with chronic illness, but rather a touching, opinionated, sometimes humorous story on how one person has gone from partial paralysis to jumping to touch low hanging tree leaves.

As long as we aren't six feet under, we are on the right side and anything is possible. That's the philosophy Ms. Magill lives by and hopes that readers will come to realize that they too can overcome hardships and live good lives.