MS is a gift; at least Karen Magill thinks so. Not that she did when she woke partially paralyzed on one side of her body but over the years her outlook has changed. Find out how and why with her book The Right Side, My Story of Survival and Success , and be sure to join the book release party on March 5 at

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Karen MagillWhat 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 had ever had. Ms. Magill started on a frightening, confusing journey that was her life now.

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.

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March madness has begun and Karen Magill is publishing her first non-fiction book. To celebrate she and Ms. Tamy Burns are hosting a party for the release of On The Right Side, My Story of Survival and Success on Facebook on March 5. It is an open event with lots of prizes so join in and help Karen start her new life adventure in style.

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On The Right Side

Books can inspire. Words can change your life. OnTheRightSide by Karen Magill.