CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Lucille O'Neal has survived more than just delivering a baby as big as Shaq, she survived growing up in a tough neighborhood, teenage motherhood, alcoholism and a whole lot more.
And in her new book she shares her story with you.
Inspired by her son, Lucille came to "Q" Wednesday to promote "Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go: From Mental Welfare to Mental Wealth."
"I do believe that everyone has a story deep down inside of them. My children encouraged me to do this, especially Shaquille."
Eager readers like Barbara Williams say they are inspired by her tale of triumph after teenage motherhood a nd what came before and after Shaq hit the court. "For her it's about helping out young single women. We're all living in tough times. I'm sure there's a lot of women who just want to give up. She's just sharing her story."
And Mrs. O'Neal hopes to inspire many more, "I used to be in a pitiful state...not in that state anymore. But I'm sharing all the in between. I believe my story will bless somebody else."