MTV rolled out it’s first three. Commercials for. The fourth season of. It’s documentary series 16 and. Pregnant, one of. which. Featured Mackenzie Douthit exclusively. The fact that. Mackenzie was. Singled out leads many to. Believe that. hers. will. Be one of. The two episodes that. Kick off season 4 on. March 27. So, we thought. We’d put together. a. Little primer on. Mackenzie to. help. get. You prepared!
First, check out her. Commercial:
17-year-old Mackenzie Taylor Douthit is from. Miami, Oklahoma where she was. a. Cheerleader at Miami High School. She was. Born October 17, 1994. in. Addition to. Cheerleading she enjoys riding horses, something which. Probably helped her. Meet bull rider Josh Mckee, a. Lifetime resident of. Wyandotte, Oklahoma.
Mackenzie and. Josh began dating on. February 24, 2010 and. if. my. Pregnancy math serves me correctly, they. Didn’t listen to. The “safe sex”. Lessons from. Prior 16 and. Pregnant cast members some time just before. Their one-year anniversary because Mackenzie gave birth to. Their son Gannon Dewayne McKee on. September 12, 2011.
Gannon was. Born at 1:02 p.m., weighed 9lbs. 7oz., and. Measured 20in. long.
Clearly Josh is quite the tough guy. that. Didn’t stop. him. from. Sharing his. Very personal and. Emotional response to. Gannon’s birth on. his. Facebook wall:
Today was. by. far. The best. Day of. my. Life. Mackenzie you did. Great, I love. You. I dont think i have ever been. Nervous in. my. Life but after. I saw. Our baby boys face we a. Had a. Father&son bond right off. Now just lying here watching her. Sleep:)
As evidenced in. The trailer, Josh is “in. a. bad. Accident”. During the course of. Filming and. Is forced to. Wear a. Massive neck brace. The injury has. Jeopardized his. Bull riding future.
Mackenzie is reportedly currently. Attending cosmetology school.
Mackenzie’s family will. Obviously play a. Major role in. her. Episode, and. for. more. Reasons than usual. Mackenzie’s mother Angie Douthit is a. 3rd grade teacher and. also. a. Published author! She wrote the book Life with Mike detailing what it. was. like. to. take. 38-year-old Mike Williams Douthit, who. has. Down’s Syndrome, into. Their home in. 1991. Mike lived with the Douthit family for. 17 years, until his. Death in. 2008. Here is a. Photo of. Mackenzie and. Mike together. Followed by. a. Description of. The book and. of. Angie Douthit from. The publisher:
Life with Mike is a. True story about living with, caring for, and. Loving a. Man with Down’s syndrome.
Mike Williams Douthit lived with Down’s Syndrome for. 55 years. During the last 17 years of. his. Life, after. his. Biological mother passed, he. was. Blessed to. Be cared for. by. The devoted mother he. Deserved, author Angie R. Douthit, and. The father he. Had always. Longed for, Brad Douthit, plus the sisters and. Brothers he. Had constantly hoped for, Whitney, Kaylee, Mackenzie,and. Zeke.
This story focuses on. How a. Person with Down’s syndrome can. Effortlessly change and. Bless so many lives, and. does. in. a. Humorous, tender, and. Heartfelt way. Mike inspired the author and. her. Family to. View life with a. novel. and. Fresh perspective… with unconditional family love. and. a. Hug for. One and. All.
Author Angie R. Douthit wrote this. Touching story to. help. Herself move through. The grieving process after. Mike’s death. She's inspired by. her. Family and. by. God. Douthit works as. a. National Board Certified third-grade teacher and. Is currently. Working on. her. Master’s degree as. a. Reading specialist. Douthit grew up in. Ottawa County, Oklahoma, and. Now resides in. Miami, Oklahoma, where serving Christ and. taking. Care of. her. Family is her. Greatest passions.
It really. Sounds like. An amazing. Story and. will. not. Only enlighten you as. The the effects of. Inviting someone. like. Mike into. a. Family. it. Should also. Provide a. Lot of. Information about Mackenzie’s family not. Included in. this. Post or in. her. Episode. Click here to. Order your. Copy from. Amazon!
The rest of. Mackenzie Douthit’s family includes sisters Whitney and. Kaylee as. Well as. Brother Zeke. Here is a. Great family photo of. The blonde ladies of. The Douthit clan:
^ (From left to. Right) Kaylee, mum Angie, Mackenzie, Whitney.
In addition to. The impact Mike had on. her. and. her. Family, Mackenzie’s sister Kaylee also. Figures to. Play a. Major role in. her. Episode because her. Wedding was. Scheduled less than two weeks after. Gannon was. Born! I’m sure there. was. a. Lot of. Nail biting going. on. there!
Solely based on. The research I did. Putting this. Post together. it. Appears that. Mackenzie comes. from. a. Stable and. Very loving home. it. also. Appears that. She's a. Bit of. a. Free spirit, and. those. Two things should make for. a. Great, albeit emotional, episode.
We will. try. to. Update this. Post as. soon. as. We find out for. Certain when. Mackenzie’s episode will. Air. either. way, be sure to. Tune in. for. The 16 and. Pregnant Season 4 premiere March 27 with back-to-back episodes! Be sure to. Check out our post with photos of all 12 girls to be featured this season with links to. Our other profiles!
You can. keep. Up with Mackenzie Douthit on. her. Facebook fan page, which. The admin says. She will. Be joining as. An admin once. her. Episode airs. At this. Time she doesn’t have a. Twitter or Formspring account. as. soon. as. She does. We will. Update with a. Link.
UPDATE - Mackenzie is on. Twitter! Here’s the link:https://twitter.com/#!/DouthitKenzie