Statistics show that as a nation, we’re getting fat. Some take risky steps to shed the weight. Marie-France Magnin was one of those people. She decided to opt for radical gastric bypass surgery, leading her to discover herself in a new light. This program follows Marie-France’s very personal decision and the unexpected consequences of a dicey choice. A rare disease of the nervous system leaves Marie-France paralyzed. Her fight to regain the use of her legs allows her to re-examine her life and relationships. After a traumatic six months the new Marie-France emerges with a balanced, healthy view on life.