Against All Odds
From the time Marjorie Campbell was born to a poor teen mother in Jamaica, she found herself constantly having to prove to people that she was not only going to survive, but thrive.
“I was born weighing only 2 pounds and was in the hospital for two months. I was sick a lot and we were poor, really poor,” said Marjorie, who later had three younger siblings. “I went to school hungry every day and with no shoes. The one thing my great-grandmother, grandmother and mother said was ‘education is the key to opening many doors. A good education will never decay and with a good education, you can also encourage others.’”
Marjorie and her siblings took that to heart. She and her two sisters became teachers and her brother is a business manager. “I give my mother (Jennifer Watson) the credit. Even though she didn’t graduate high school, all four of her children have college degrees,” she said.