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What makes a great mom someone that's really inspirational.
Well you're gonna -- two incredible moms and -- -- -- my mom into that category two but she didn't win this.
This is actually a contest put on by the boys and girls clubs of America and incredible organization everybody should support.
And joining me now to special guest -- the winner of the contest.
Laurie wolf 2012.
Most inspirational model we're gonna find out why -- great to have you here.
And how they want you hiring sitting next to -- is Lucille O'Neal.
Who has raised -- Shaquille.
It's great to have both the view here ladies.
Thank you thank you here.
We still let me start with you I have had the honor of meeting your son -- is such a great -- how great you did a great job and raised -- -- does a lot for the community and for his family.
What does it take to be a truly inspirational mom Luciano.
Well probably did it takes a lot of perseverance personable.
Courage and determination.
And all of those attributes we found in -- And I was happy -- Kimberly-Clark.
And the Boys and Girls Club asked me to be a part of this very very special.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- and one of the things that you did Lucille that's incredible is you went back to school.
Years after your kids had.
Themselves been in school -- got a bachelor's degree got a master's degree.
And you overcame so much throughout your life and -- you did much the same overcame a lot of obstacles how difficult was it for you Lori.
Raising your family.
It was there one moment it was really difficult I'm not gonna lie they were times that I'm not -- -- myself from the balcony cry and be ready to -- in the towel.
That now that I'm sitting here most inspirational almond.
-- have my kids are back home happy and excited and that thrilled it.
That there mom got chosen and that I lived back -- all of it was worth it all of that was worth.
If you're you're single mom of three and I understand one you're kids has asked -- as we talked yesterday with one of the American Idol finalists who also.
-- has Asperger's and it's for -- This is a challenge for parents singers decided getting the care that our kids need no matter what the issues they're facing but you've you've done it.
Who nominated you for this contests.
-- of the.
Miss Heather and several other ladies that work.
And especially -- -- she was a really pressing me on this.
Think it so it was something that you wanted to do did you ever think you'd win.
Never never in a million years I laughed at her when she brought up the idea and I -- whoa okay go ahead if you really think.
We have a chance and then I just kinda.
Who walked away thinking OK I'll never hear anything about this was killed your your -- -- have the benefit of watching such success.
With your family in your kids and yet you continued your education and one of the things that you win if you become the most inspirational mom.
Is the chance to.
Studying the University of Phoenix which offers the perfect vehicle for -- you can go to classes you can do them online there's lots of education options.
To -- we'll have the chance to pursue that how important was continuing your education.
I am so excited.
First of -- -- because she's gonna have that opportunity.
To go to the University of Phoenix.
However I do believe in my heart that he has always -- will improve living -- life of whatever it.
Area of your life I believe education is very important and because -- -- graduated from high school.
I still held -- to the dream of getting a college education.
So we're not volatility was presented to me.
I was excited.
I was happy.
I don't into the program and I can say that I am a product also the University of Phoenix and the curriculum that they -- they -- you -- have a great -- -- when you've done.
What what we do -- -- because this is a partnership this contest not only with the boys and girls clubs of America which we support wholeheartedly Kimberly-Clark.
As this he'll mention.
You know -- family plots so you're getting the benefit of all of this and a scholarship.
What we do with it.
-- let me tell you Boys and Girls Club of America.
The family class programming Kimberly-Clark.
And I wish I had them all in this room right now so that I can tell them I'm at personally -- him and hug them because.
Do this they changed my life.
My plan is to pursue a degree in criminal justice.
And with a concentration and human services so that eventually I can go into the juvenile justice.
-- program and help at risk kids that are involved to have -- -- juvenile delinquencies.
And then eventually open up my wasn't.
Well that would be unbelievable because our kids needed in families -- to.
Not since you have something that you want to brag about was still about Shaq did he also continue his education or receive a degree recently.
I'm so proud of him because I always spoken about life at the passable.
His father and I -- terrorists -- to continue his education because he came out of college early.
He made a promise to us that he wooed in this week he he received his doctorate in education and so now.
We are happy and content to call him doctor told me you mean.
I have to now Colin that's not enough that it makes such a -- Winamp I see him right now after I know you don't know why well that's old media because he he he earned it that is so terrific how many kids do you have very -- Three right -- three.
Yes -- and so what did they say to you when they heard that you had won this contest.
I'd say that -- -- they weren't so excited.
Particularly of my middle son Christopher.
He in his little heart was just breaking with a happiness and then threw his arms around my ways.
And that this is the best moment out of all of this was him look -- -- at me insane and I'm so proud of views that you are the best mom in the world would you deserve it happy mother stayed all the mothers.
It's a hard job.
I I've I've raised a son -- and Vincent de Campo -- on -- live -- says it was the University of Phoenix that made it possible for him to get his education.
Our hats off to -- as well ladies thanks for joining us.
Thank you thank you take care --
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