Marsha McWilson is the youngest of 12 and has had a life filled with ups and downs. She lost four brothers, a sister, nephew and both parents to health issues. She was morbidly obsessed weighing over 400 pounds. She’s now 200 pounds lighter and made her television acting début thanks to the Fantastic Voyage and Tyler Perry.
“When my brother died right in front of us in his home. He had a massive heart attack. He was our rock our founder of our family. And he fell right in his living room to his death at 48-years-old. And then from there three other brothers died at 53,” explained McWilson.
Having so much tragedy happen before her eyes, McWilson credits it to being the motivation to do something about her own health.
“When I saw what happen to my brother I know, my other brother said, ‘you know you’re going to be next.’ And I said no I’m not. And that’s when God has given me the power to change my life,” expressed McWilson.
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Inside Her Story: Being Motivated By The Loss Of A Loved One was originally published on blackamericaweb.com