A “Lil Positivity” On The Come Up: Oprah Gives Parents Of Sextuplets From Facebook $250K Walmart Gift Card

- By Bossip Staff Categories: A "Lil Positivity", Babies, Congratulations

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Harpo saves the day, again:

It was a picture that said a thousand words. And one woman believed it was worth several hundred thousand. Oprah Winfrey today gave the McGhee family and their miracle sextuplets $250,000 credit at Walmart as well as a honeymoon in Las Vegas – despite the fact the couple got married 11 years ago.

Rozonno and Mia McGhee and their sextuplets – Olivia, Madison, Rozonno Jr, Josiah, Elijah and Isaac – appeared on the show today after they became an internet sensation when Mia posted a family photo on her Facebook page. As well as millions of other people all over the world, it attracted the attention of Oprah who thought: ‘I love that picture, I have to meet them.’ The McGhees are the first in Columus to have sextuplets and they said their case was very different from so-called Octomom Nadya Suleman.
Suleman was overwhelmed with financial help after her story of eight miracle babies was publicised.

But for the McGhees, very few people came forward to give them the financial help they needed. On the show, the couple told the chat-show queen how difficult and expensive it is raising the six babies and revealed they go through 50 diapers and 30 bottles a day. The couple, who are both from impoverished backgrounds, started dating when they were in high school and married when they were 18 and 19 years old. They were determined to create the kind of family they never had.

Mia – whose mother was on welfare and two brothers were involved in criminal activity – said: ‘Since I didn’t have a father, I’ve always wanted my children to have a father. I wanted, of course, to graduate from high school, go to college, get married.’

They told Oprah what it was like raising six babies. Mia said: ‘Most days, maybe two or three people come throughout the morning and then the night to help with baths and help with clean up. ‘I stick to a schedule and clean the babies’ bottles as soon as they’re done eating and dispose of their diapers regularly. That keeps the smell down. ‘When I was at the airport I actually held one baby and changed another.’

She said she works hard to be the best mother she can be to the sextuplets, and has inspiring dreams for her family. ‘I want to make sure I instill values in them. First love God – know God and love God first because he brought them here with purpose.’ ‘But I want them also to get an education, a good education. That’s something we’re still working on, which we’re going to do. … And just be productive citizens.’

Oprah told the couple: ‘Well, there are some very caring neighbours in your community. These are folks who work at your local Walmart, and let me just tell you this, they are looking forward to meeting all of you.’ As well as the credit at Walmart , the couple also met Celine Dion who told them about the four-night honeymoon at Caesar’s Palace and front row seats at her concert.
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he couple said, as well as missing out on a honeymoon, they had not had a holiday in their 11 years of marriage. They fought back tears and were clearly overwhelmed by the generosity of the chat-show host. And in true Oprah-style, she also gave everyone in the audience two tickets to Celine’s show and two free nights at Caesars Palace.
‘Today is your lucky day,’ Oprah told them.

That’s certainly what’s up!!!

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  • Nasty~Na

    Those babies are beautiful!! God bless them and their parents!!

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  • Charlotte

    Not that a school has to, but it would be nice if a college came through for them with scholarhips like Howard University did for the black quintuplets.

    • cMeNdaStreet

      Not now… Those babies need to prove that they deserve a scholarship. I don’t like seeing people with multiply kids get offered college scholarship just because. It would be nice if a private high school offered scholarship money.

  • Roderick

    I just know one of those babies pooped or peed on him before that photoshoot was over.

    • kelleykel09

      maaaan, they have 6, so you know two of them probably had to.

  • tommykimon

    Man I wish Oprah would give me that much credit at Walmart. I would be in heaven. LOL But anyway good for Oprah it would be nice if other black celebrities would step up and help them out.

  • Divine

    That picture is so precious!

  • 100milesperhour

    Pissed me off to read this couple got very little financial help when their story hit the net, but Nadiya Suleman was overwhelmed, no flooded with monetary gifts? Just goes to show people will go broke helping a white woman (with like 20 kids) who is irresponsible before they’ll go in their pockets for a black married couple that are providing a nurturing home for their children. Pfffft!

  • Marquis de Sade

    If they were WHITE, she would’ve givin’ them a million dollars. FACT!

    • ~ChynaPeach~

      The sad thing isi was thinking the exact thing when I read this. smh

    • Drew

      Yeah, Oprah, the most famous racist and sexist in the world would give White people more money than Black people. Right.

      I don’t think you know who you are talking about.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/atyourbest Teal_Blade

    that pic is so precious

  • Ashley

    I dnt understand why do ppl have all these kids and cant afford a pack of diapers. If it was black folks having sextuplets i bet they wouldnt get help frm nowhere but the county becauase who wants to help a black fam? NOBODY!!! But yea u want to feel sorry for the white idots. This just fustrates me not the fact they r white but the fact that u went and had all these kids and want help frm public….white folks if u need county and food stamps go apply

  • Ashley

    I dnt understand why do ppl have all these kids and cant afford a pack of diapers. If it was black folks having sextuplets i bet they wouldnt get help frm nowhere but the county becauase who wants to help a black fam? NOBODY!!! But yea u want to feel sorry for the white idots. This just fustrates me not the fact they r white but the fact that u went and had all these kids and want help frm public….white folks if u need county and food stamps go apply.and stop trynna c who can help ya pay ya bills

  • UM

    IF U SAW THE SHOW, IT LOOKED AS IF THE WIFE WAS NOT VERY EXCITED AS IF SHE WAS EXPECTING OPRAH TO GIVE HER A MILLION DOLLARS OR A MANSION. HER RESPONSE WAS VERY SUSPICIOUS…PEACE.

    • tommykimon

      Wow anything is better than nothing. But Oprah is worth billions so she could have came off a little bit more money.

  • Ashley

    Lol there black. I didnt c the pic but still folks no they wrong for having too many kids. Ugh.im still disgusted

  • IKnowRite

    ……..that’s just about enough money to last a year for diapers.

    thanks O!

  • onesmartchickee

    People, we all know Oprah does not help black people. Ya know like the President, Tyler Perry and any sista with a book. This is just her way. LOL

  • CAN AM

    Oprah was generous. She didn’t have to do that. The money is a huge help to them. Celine is also a wealthy woman. That honeymoon is a comp from the hotel, where she is performing. No one is criticizing white Celine for not doing more. I wonder why?

  • JASMINE

    I THINK IT’S REALLY A GREAT THING “O” DID FOR THAT FAMILY, I ALSO AGREE WITH SOME OTHER PEOPLE THAT SAID MAYBE OTHERS WILL FOLLOW AND HELP THEM OUT SOMEMORE BECAUSE EVEN WITH ALL THAT MONEY IT’S STILL NOT GONNA BE ENOUGH, I DONT KNOW WHAT TYPE OF HOUSE THEY LIVE IN BUT WHEN THOSE BABIES START GROWING THEIR GONNA NEED ROOM AND I KNOW THEY NEED CARS ECT… MAKE NO MISTAKE WHAT SHE DID WAS A GOOD THING JUST FEEL LIKE SHE COULD HAVE DID MORE!!! I LOVE “O”

  • http://saynaw Dylan, Dylan & Dylan...I spits Hot Fire!!!

    I do have to kind of agree with Marquis here & say that I was hoping that, although it was a substantial gift, if it had of been “some other couple” there probably would have been gifts from Lowes & Sears Roebuck to renovate & expand the household; including new appliances, bunk beds, living room furniture, etc.

    But at least the couple won’t have to worry about diapers, wipes, formula, baby food and the like. Hopefully they’re not the uppity type & don’t mind dressing the kids in WalMart type gear, cause I’ve have cousins with kids that wouldn’t be caught dead in that store. At leasr mot shoppimg for clothes. SMH

  • Greeneyedbandit

    Bless they heart! Beautiful family picture!

  • ;)

    Y haven’t we heard more of them?..Where is their realty show?

    • afrodite

      that’s true. I hate to say this is the first I’ve heard of them.

  • Boondock Saint

    Ok, that picture looks like one of those real or fake photos that pops up on this site. Just being honest.

  • http://saynaw Dylan, Dylan & Dylan...I spits Hot Fire!!!

    @ UM: You know that was a good observation. I noticed also that the wife didn’t really seem that excited, at least not more than the husband. And especially when they were talking about the Vegas trip, she was just like yeah ok. I know that I would never leave my 6 little babies for a whole day, let alone 4-5 days. Even though I’m probaly sure they do need a vacation however….

    And I kind of snickered when Oprah said “this $250,000 will be enough to last you all for years to come”….Maybe she was just referring to diaper, formula costs hey?

    Well at least ole boy has his own carpet cleaning company. Hopefully sice being on the show, he”ll be getting more orders in for buisness. Heck I need my carpets cleaned…..

  • ~ChynaPeach~

    Anything is better than nothing and since it was a gift Im happy Oprah did that for them, its her money and she didnt have to do anything…but I still agree with Marquis. Its not like it was planned, but I guess they should find a way to provide for 6 kids at one time right? smh.

  • joneblaze

    At least she’s giving her money away to people that really need it,as the breadwinner in the family i would have done a thousand cartwheels on that stage!!!!

  • Yes Ma'am

    I don’t think it’s Oprah responsibility to give anything. They had the children that they should have been able to afford. So 250,000 will work from anyone.

  • tg

    One thing I have learned in life (sorry arse lesson) is that people are never satisfied. This is for the person who said she would have given white people 1 million. If she gave the above folks 1 million – you would say she would have given white folks 2 million. Really—– can’t we all just get along. Its not everyday – anybody gives a family $250,000 – so to put a negative tone on that – IS CRAZY. Unfortunately, we think we are happy, but if you read most of the comments – it seems we are a bunch of miserable/negative fools.

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