February 24, 2011 04:00 PM by Veronica Dudo
Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search For the Next TV Star airing on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) is part of Oprah’s focus to promote inspirational programming–something the Queen of daytime talk has been doing for over 20 years. Keep reading to see how she helped the McGhee family!Recently, a photo of Rozonno and Mia McGhee and their miracle sextuplets: Olivia, Madison, Rozonno Jr., Josiah, Elijah and Isaac posted on Facebook caught the attention of Oprah who says, “I love that picture. I love it.”
A few months after the picture was taken, Oprah invited the McGhee family to appear on The Oprah Show. Mia said she posted a picture of her family on Facebook so her husband’s family could see it and suddenly the McGhee family became an internet sensation all by accident!
Rozonno and Mia’s story has truly captivated the country. Both growing up in Ohio, in an impoverished community, the pair met while in high school. They got married when they were 18 and 19 years old and bought a house after starting their careers. Both were determined to create a stable, loving home and soon they decided to have a baby. After three years of trying to get pregnant, Mia and Rozonno decided to try fertility treatments. Soon, Mia was pregnant with twins. Mia went into pre-term labor and the twins died. It was a difficult time for the couple who really wanted to start a family. They tried again and this time they had sextuplets! It’s certainly been a life-changing experience for Rozonno and Mia, who are still adjusting. Rozonno runs his carpet-cleaning service while Mia stays home with the sextuplets.
During their visit to The Oprah Show, the McGhee family received a big surprise–a $250,000 store credit to Walmart. Oprah said to them, “Well, there are some very caring neighbors in your community. These folks who work at your local Walmart, and let me just tell you this; they are looking forward to meeting all of you.”
The McGhee’s were in shock, but Oprah had more to share, “Take a breath because we’re not done.”
Oprah then told the McGhee’s that she and Celine Dion found out that after 11 years of marriage, the couple still has not gone on a honeymoon so they are sending the McGhee’s to Las Vegas. The couple will stay at Caesars Palace, see Celine’s show, enjoy spa treatments and indulge in a shopping spree at The Forum Shops.
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Photo Credit: Brian and Janine Killian of Peters Photography/Oprah.com