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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Comments

  • 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?

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