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Oprah Winfrey Found This Family On Facebook And Gave Them $250,000!

Tue, February 22, 2011 1:17pm EDT by 12 Comments

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Rozonno and Mia McGhee became internet sensations after they posted this family photo on Facebook! Oprah noticed.

A picture says a thousand words. And if it catches the attention of Oprah Winfrey, it could be worth thousands of dollars, too! On today’s show, Oprah gives Rozonno and Mia McGhee, a Columbus, Ohio couple struggling to provide for their miracle sextuplets, $250,000 credit to WalMart and a Las Vegas honeymoon, where they will be sitting front row at Celine Dion‘s Caesar’s Palace concert. Incredible.

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Rozonno and Mia started dating in high school and have been married for 11 years, but struggled throughout their relationship to get pregnant. Both from impoverished backgrounds, they were determined to start a family and give their children the life they never had. They tried for three years to conceive naturally and then turned to fertility treatments, which led to the delivery of their twins. Sadly, the babies died shortly after their birth leaving Rozonno and Mia to wonder why such a thing would happen to them.

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Soon after their twins’ deaths, the McGhees discovered they were expecting their sextuplets, now known as Olivia, Madison, Rozonno Jr, Josiah, Elijah and Isaac. And despite countless diaper changes and a complete lack of sleep, Rozonno, who runs his own carpet-cleaning business, and Mia, a stay-at-home mom, finally have their miracle children, “It can become overwhelming, but it’s a joy. It’s a joy being a mom now,” Mia tells Oprah.

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But unlike Octo-mom Nadya Suleman, the McGhees did not receive much help from the community. And considering they went through 50 diapers and 30 bottles a day, finances were very low. But after posting the family photo on Facebook, the help and warm wishes started flowing in, including, of course, Oprah’s generous gift, which brought the McGhees to tears.

We are so thrilled for the McGhees and wish them the best of luck. Raising sextuplets is a hard job, but let’s hope they don’t use reality TV to make it any easier…

–Leigh Blickley

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