Mackenzie McKee asked fans for help with a GoFundMe-style plea in the weeks leading up to the death of her mom Angie Douthit from cancer.
At the time, Angie was filming Teen Mom OG with her daughter and sharing her journey with the cameras as she fought the disease.
This week’s episode of the show focused on the final time spent between the mom and daughter. While the two shared a meal, Angie confided in Mackenzie that — despite all she was going through — she was mainly worried about leaving her husband Brad saddled with a large house payment after she died.
Teen Mom OG star reaches out to fans for help
Brad was adamant about not having a GoFundMe page set up, as he didn’t want to ask for help and believed that things would work out.
However, Mackenzie McKee decided to reach out to her fans in an attempt to raise money for Angie in the final months of her life.
Mackenzie then worked hard to raise the funds so that Angie Douthit would know that the house would be paid for, and that the family could keep the property they have lived in for decades
There was no actual GoFundMe page set up, but there was a Paypal address created with an email where fans could donate money.
Angie was known for sharing her zest for life, even in the most trying times, and after Mackenzie put out the plea people came together in large numbers to race for her virtually, raising money so that she didn’t have to worry about the family she would be leaving behind.
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2 Corinthians 9:7-8 “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” When writing about Angie, I tend to always lean towards what a giver she was. I have so many stories of how she would give and give and give. She was a PERFECT example of being a cheerful giver. Anytime she would barely make bills, I would remember her saying, “because of my tithings, I have enough to own a beautiful mansion in heaven.” She didn’t care much about what she owned here on earth, she wanted to give to others because she knows her ending reward would be amazing and she was pleasing God. I am sharing a video of the last days of her life where God blesses her abundantly just like he promises he would. Her house has hosted more church gatherings than I can count. It was the house where you didn’t knock, you walked in and her shoulder was there to cry on. No matter who you were, you were welcomed in her home. Her and my dad grew a family and made millions of special memories in that house. All she was worried about when getting sick was leaving my dad with a house payment. Other than her medical bills, that was their only debt. I simply set up a PayPal and asked people to donate whatever it was they felt like donating. And I know it was because she touched so many lives and always gave the shirt off her back, that everyone came together and not only helped pay their house off, but take care of some medical bills. Thank you everyone who chose to be a cheerful giver. She left earth with those giving back and her reward was good. Are you stingy with the things you own or your money? Are you scared to tithe because you are on a tight income? God wants us to give and trust in Him that He will take care of us. #alwaysbekind #staystrongmightywarrior #ultimatehealing – Mackenzie Mckee, daughter of Angie Douthit @mackenziemckee
Angie Douthit loses her battle
Angie Douthit lost her battle to cancer on December 9, 2019. She put up a fight for over two years with the disease spreading to her lungs, liver, bones, and brain. Angie talked a lot about her journey while filming Teen Mom OG, and she remained active on social media until the very end.
Some of this week’s episode focused on saying goodbye to the mom who has been a part of the franchise since Mackenzie was on 16 and Pregnant.
Angie was known to be religious and it was clear that she made sure to live each day thankful for the time she has been given.
As her family and friends gathered to say goodbye to her and say a prayer, it was also evident just how many people had their lives touched by her.
After she passed, the announcement read that she had “finished her race”.
Teen Mom OG airs Tuesday nights at 8/7c on MTV.