In December 2019, Teen Mom star Mackenzie McKee lost her mom. Her mom Angie Douthit passed away following a long battle with brain cancer.
And on the most recent episode of the reality show, the Douthit-McKee family allowed cameras to capture that particularly heartbreaking moment in Mackenzie’s life. After the episode aired, Mckee shared a statement with E! News.
Mackenzie McKee Opens Up About Her Mom Five Months After Her Passing
“It is not how many days you are given because we’re never promised tomorrow but it’s about what you do with those days. When you die, people are going to remember you for how you lived your life.”
McKee, who is a mom of three, continued, telling E! News, “Right now is the time to stop saying, ‘Tomorrow I’ll do this.’ Live your dreams. Live your goals. Live life and inspire others, be there for others.” This is one of the many things her mom taught her and someone she plans of living out as the time passes on.
“If you truly believe you’re going to see them again one day, they are with you. Are you making them proud? Is this what they would want to see from you? You’re going to be with them again one day and you don’t want to look back and say, ‘Wow! I wish I could have made her more proud on my time on Earth.’ I’m going to see her one day. It’s going to be a fabulous reunion and right now, my job is to make her proud. My job is to live on her legacy of helping others.”
During her battle with cancer, Angie used her own social media platform to share countless Godly messages of hope and love all the while fighting the toughest battle of her life.
And while Angie managed to stay positive and connected to God despite everything she was going through, McKee admitted to getting made at God during her mom’s battle.
Nonetheless, her faith still remains strong. “She is healed right now. She is walking in heaven. She doesn’t have cancer. She’s running her marathons. She’s not bald anymore. She’s not sick and she’s living the good life up there,” McKee told E! News.
“Life is so short. Before you know it, I will be up there with her and that has inspired me to live for God. When she got to heaven, God said ‘well done’ and I want him to say the same for me. I need to stop living in anger and know I’ll be there with her one day soon.” Beautiful.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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