Shaunie O’Neal was a nervous wreck on Thursday morning as her son, Shareef O’Neal, was preparing to undergo heart surgery.
In September it was revealed that Shareef, who was preparing to play basketball at UCLA, had a serious heart condition that required surgery to correct.
Shaunie shared a photo of her “big baby” in his hospital bed with the caption:
This morning was by far my toughest moment being a Mom. If only I could take his place today. Could I at least go with him in that operating room and hold his hand.
Separating from him as he was wheeled off to surgery was heartbreaking.
THATS MY BABY! I don’t care how old, how big, how grown my kids get I still want to protect them. I had no control over any of this.
But there is a God, I trust and believe He is in there with my baby right now and has complete control.
#prayforreef ??❤️ @shareefoneal #mybaby
Please join me in sending up prayers for Shareef.