She's staying positive!
Sometimes it can be easy to forget that despite their fame and fortune, the Teen Mom cast members go through struggles just like their fans do. They struggle with hardship, loss, and health, and often they decide to share these difficulties with their fans. In the case of Mackenzie Mckee, her family has been hit with one of the most heartbreaking diagnoses out there: stage 4 brain cancer.
Now, she’s sharing an update with her fans about what’s going on in her life and the state of the cancer’s development.
In early 2018, Mackenzie McKee revealed that her family was going through an extremely difficult time. She shared with fans that her mother, Angie Douthit, had been diagnosed with lung and brain cancer that had already reached stage 4.
Angie initially sought medical attention after she believed she had bronchitis. However, an exploratory surgery found that the causes of her ailment were actually cancerous formations. The surgery found five lesions covering her brain, masses in her lungs, and blood clots throughout her body.
“I’m devastated, I’m angry, I’m shook, I can’t breathe,” Mackenzie wrote on an Instagram collage of her mother. “You are everything. Please pray.” She added:
“Angie has always been the healthiest person. Always eating everything organic. Doesn’t smoke and never did, doesn’t drink and she runs marathons and works out 2-3 times a day. Cancer does not run in the family. So this has come as a complete shock to the family.”
Clearly, this was taking a serious toll on Mackenzie, and it’s not hard to see why. Now, a new update about Angie has been revealed.
Savor Each Moment
“It’s a good day,” her doctor revealed according to Starcasm. “Radiation and chemo are kicking this cancer’s butt!”
Angie shared the news via social media, and wrote, “A cheerful heart is good medicine.” She revealed that she and her husband Brad were a “bit nervous” to get the test results back. She shared, “I had been so tired and exhausted lately.”
But now Angie has a positive update and still has a plan for treatment. “I will continue on the chemo pill and will have more scans in April and May,” she shared.
It’s clear to see where Mackenzie gets her upbeat and optimistic personality from. Her mother shared an incredibly positive outlook after her results, writing, “How many days do we waste complaining and grumbling over ridiculous petty things. Each day holds so many miracles and blessings. We all need to savor each moment and keep it on our hearts.”