Mackenzie McKee's Mom Angie Douthit Passes Away After Long Battle With Cancer

Angie Douthit and Mackenzie McKee from 'Teen Mom OG'
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Teen Mom OG star Mackenzie McKee’s mother, Angie Douthit, sadly succumbed to her battle with cancer this week. The author, educator, and reality star had been fighting stage 4 cancer for over two years. Last week, she updated her Instagram account to let her followers know that she was hospitalized, and subsequently sent home for hospice care, as the disease had spread to various places in her body.

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Exodus 17:12 “When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, and one on the other—so that his hands remained steady until sunset.” Mom has been a Christ-like example to many people ever since she got saved. She doesn’t just talk the talk, she walks the walk. She is obedient to her Savior. She led dad to the Lord a long time ago. Since then, mom has been a faithful Christ-like example to dad. When mom got sick, she was very weak and it was hard for her to raise her hands. So anytime she would worship and have the desire to raise her hands, she would grab dads hand and he would help her lift her arm up to worship. Dad has watched mom these last two years share the Gospel with the world. He has watched her love others, forgive others, and show others true kindness. This has changed dad tremendously and he has grown in his relationship with Christ. All of us kids have seen a huge difference in dad over the last two years. When mom first got sick, dad shut down and it was hard for him to even talk. Yesterday when we worshipped together, mom was too weak to move. Dad grabbed her hand and lifted it in the air so she could worship. Instead of how dad acted two years ago, he has been able to lead us toward Christ. People are watching you. Be that example of Christ. #alwaysbekind #bestrongmightywarrior #itsonlycancer

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While Mackenzie hasn't posted the devastating news yet, the Miami High School Facebook page announced her death this morning, explaining that Angie was an influential teacher at the institution, and that many students were inspired by her positive attitude and kind spirit. They wrote in the emotional post:

“Over the last two years, Mrs. Douthit has been an amazing example of strength, resilience, determination, and hope to all of us watching her during her journey with cancer. She never once lost her sense of optimism or her faith. Day after day, she walked the halls of Miami High School, encouraging students, spreading love, and espousing joy. She was always available to lend an ear to one’s problems and to pass on wise advice. Many of our students and staff met with her daily to talk about life. We will all miss her deeply.”

You can read their full post here.

Though Angie was extremely positive on this journey, Mackenzie posted on Twitter this week asking for prayers for her pain to end, saying, “Everything hurts right now and she is miserable.” The mom-of-three also asked for any help with donations to help her father with the costs, and many fans extended their support. In one tweet featuring a photo of Angie in the hospital, the MTV star shared that the PayPal account to make donations is under bodybymac1994@gmail.com.

We send our deepest condolences to Mackenzie and her family for their loss.