‘Teen Mom OG’ Star Mackenzie McKee’s Mother Angie Douthit Passes Away After Cancer BattlePublished on December 10, 2019.
Mackenzie McKee’s mother, Angie Douthit, passed away on Monday, December 9, after battling brain cancer for multiple years.
“On Monday, December 9 at 11:37pm, Angie finished her race,” read a post from Angie’s Instagram page on Tuesday, December 10. “Her last days were spent lovingly surrounded by family and friends as they prayed, sang, and shared funny Angie stories.”
“In nearly two years, she never missed her daily post…tomorrow she will. But this is where you pick up the baton and run like she did mighty warrior,” continued the post. “You can choose this day to be like Angie and use your social media engagements to make a difference rather than disaster, to spread love and not hate, and to always be kind. We know many people around the world read these posts so drop your city and country name in the comments so we can see where you are!”
The Teen Mom OG star first spoke about her mother’s cancer diagnosis in January 2018. She posted to Twitter that doctors found three tumors on her brain and numerous blood clots.
Weeks following the news, McKee named her mother, “the healthiest person I know,” pointing out that she eats organic, doesn’t smoke or drink. “She runs marathons and works out two to three times a day. This does not run in our family,” she told Us Weekly then.
“I am so sad. I can barely breathe. I can not lose her. She did ask that I blog her whole journey and make a documentary in case something does happen we will always have that. I know God will use her to speak to others.”
Unfortunately, Douthit’s cancer spread over the last year. During the Teen Mom OG reunion on September 2, Douthit opened up about the specifics of her condition. “I’m unique from what my doctors tell me,” she told the show’s host, Dr. Drew. “I have non-small cell carcinoma in my lungs, which is lung cancer. Stage 4. I also have small cell carcinoma in my lungs, and that doesn’t happen. No one gets both kinds of lung cancer. A nonsmoker, a marathon runner, it’s just blowing everyone’s mind.”
She added: “I have 10 tumors in my brain. I have a tumor the size of an orange in my right lung that was wrapped around my windpipe. There are so many tiny tumors in my lungs, I stopped counting on 40 on this side and just gave up on that side. It’s in my bones, it’s in my liver, it’s all over.”
In August, McKee’s mother had to stop chemotherapy due to low blood counts.
“Her spirits are amazing, but we know that it’s incurable and she will never get better. It’s [about] how long can we keep it here without it getting worse, if that makes sense,” McKee revealed to Us Weekly in July. “Sometimes, she’s just such a hard-headed person that sometimes I wonder, ‘Is she just smiling without knowing she’s in pain?’ She would never dare tell us she’s in pain or not feeling good. That’s just who she is.”
Fans saw more of Angie’s cancer battle when Teen Mom 3’s Mackenzie Mckee was added as an additional star of the most recent of Teen Mom OG following the exit of Bristol Palin.
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“Imitate me, as I also imitate Christ.” 1 Corinthians 11:1 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8 On Monday, December 9 at 11:37pm, Angie finished her race. Her last days were spent lovingly surrounded by family and friends as they prayed, sang, and shared funny Angie stories. Angie found out about her cancer in January 2018. She wanted to keep everyone informed of what was going on so she made a social media post. The next day she made another. And then another. And what started as an easy way to convey information turned into wildfire of hope that spread over the world. She wasn’t able to sleep an entire night so she would wake up around 3am to write her posts. We watched her get up everyday in the darkest hours of the night to spread the brightest light that she knew of, her Savior Jesus Christ. There were times when she wrote her posts through pain and confusion. There were times at the end when she couldn’t type and would ask her daughters to type for her but she would not give up spreading the gospel message of hope. In nearly two years, she never missed her daily post…tomorrow she will. But this is where you pick up the baton and run like she did mighty warrior. You can choose this day to be like Angie and use your social media engagements to make a difference rather than disaster, to spread love and not hate, and to always be kind. We know many people around the world read these posts so drop your city and country name in the comments so we can see where you are! #staystrongmightywarrior #itsonlycancer #alwaysbekind