The Comeback Show
The Comeback Show
Feb 20, 2021
Turning Tragedy into Triumph | Marjorie Vail
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In the early autumn of 2004, Marjorie Vail said goodbye to her stillborn baby. What she didn't know was this indescribable and heartbreaking setback would give her the inner resolve to stage an epic comeback story.

Marjorie fell in love with her college sweetheart. After graduating with her Bachelor’s degree from Hunter College in English Language Arts, they marry and the fairytale begins. Two years later, they get the news she's pregnant with their first child.

This was the beginning of Marjorie Vail’s dream life. Then, on September 27th, Marjorie and her husband stepped into the darkest moment of their lives as they were thrust into the tragedy of losing a child. She remembers sitting in the hospital bed, asking herself, “How will I make it through this?” With several of her best friends pregnant simultaneously, she experienced deep aloneness and depression as the only one of them who could not celebrate a new family. 

It's been almost 20 years since that tragic moment, but Marjorie chose to continue to thrive as a mother, missionary, and spokesperson—her unimaginable setback did not keep her down but launched her forward. How? Listen to the full episode and hear the remarkable story of Marjory Vail.

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