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After a decision to upload pictures of their sextuplets, the McGhee family became an internet sensation. Via the social network site Facebook, a cybernaut charity set up in the family’s name has been able to aid the parents through their financial difficulties.
Their story goes to show that with today’s spread of social media, people are able to achieve amazing accomplishments through the internet. The possibilities seem endless if a certain cause is looking for support from the wider society.
In this case, the Afro-American couple Rozonno and Mia McGhee, had their life turned around with the arrival of their six sons. Their story began when the couple, unable to conceive a child on their own, decided to undergo a fertility treatment. Mia McGhee became pregnant with twins but before she could deliver them, the pregnancy was lost.
Undeterred by their loss, the couple persisted and kept trying to conceive a child. Soon, Mia was pregnant again but it turned out that she was to give birth to sextuplets. Despite the threat of financial problems, the McGhee’s decided to continue the pregnancy. After their birth, however, the economic issues became apparent.
That was when they decided to share their picture and story with the rest of the world through their Facebook profile. Shortly after that, things started to move fast – many facebook users were moved by the little family.
The pictures were so sensational that when they reached the famous American TV personality Oprah Winfrey, she gave the McGhee family and their miraculous sextuplets a $250,000 credit at Walmart as well as a honeymoon in Las Vegas, despite the fact the couple got married 11 years ago.
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. With the help of the internet, it looks like they have.
To learn more about this amazing family visit: The McGhee Sextuplets