Support for Brian O'Neill

$55,895 of $1 goal

Raised by 532 people in 28 months
Lynne Vieceli Miller
on behalf of Joan O'Neill
 OMAHA, NE


On New Year’s Eve, Brian O’Neill (51) was having dinner with close friends and family. He tragically aspirated a piece of meat.  Several friends attempted to dislodge the blockage in his windpipe, unsuccessfully. Brian suffered brain damage from lack of oxygen and is now in critical condition on life support.

Brian has been married to his high school sweetheart Joan for 25 years.  Brian and Joan have 20-year-old twins, Patrick and Ryan, who are juniors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Brian's life revolved around his wife, sons, family, and friends. He was an active member of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish and was a youth basketball and baseball coach in the Omaha community. He has profoundly and positively impacted the lives of his family, friends, and associates and is loved by many. 

Many have asked how they can help. We created this page for his friends, family, and others to support unexpected medical costs and other expenses surrounding this horrible tragedy.  As a healthy and fit 51-year-old there was no way to foresee this happening.  Brian and his family appreciate the love, prayers, and support that have been sent their way. 

We love you Brian.  

See TV news report and articles from New York Post and Omaha World Herald below:
http://www.ketv.com/article/emergency-tracheotomy-performed-on-man-with-butter-knife/8556079 

http://nypost.com/2017/01/03/doctor-tries-to-perform-tracheotomy-with-dinner-knife-on-choking-diner/

http://www.omaha.com/livewellnebraska/heimlich-maneuver-can-be-effective-but-it-s-not-foolproof/article_12cc44ca-d1f8-11e6-9676-5b97aa49d636.html



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Brian J. O'Neill
Mar 1, 1965 – Jan 7, 2017

Preceded in death by father-in-law, Dr. Louis M. Vieceli. Survived by wife, Joan M. O’Neill; twin sons, Patrick and Ryan; parents, Mark and Pat O’Neill; siblings, Mike O’Neill (Debbie) and Kerri Mohnsen (Brian); mother-in-law, Pauline Vieceli; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Carol Vieceli Seffron, Michael Vieceli, David Vieceli, Lynne Miller (Paul), Matt Vieceli (Heidi), and Mark Vieceli (Tracey); nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles; other relatives and many friends.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, Jan. 10th from 2pm to 5pm at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. VISITATION resumes at the church at 6:30pm Tuesday, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7:30pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 10:30am, St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. Private Interment, Resurrection Cemetery.
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We are very sad to inform you that Brian O'Neill passed away this afternoon surrounded by his family.

#GodSpeedBrian
We love you <3
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Craig Boro
28 months ago
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We love you Brian!

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Lyndi Haugen
28 months ago

Prayers from Portland, Oregon

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Anna Sommers
28 months ago

Sorry for your lost live will get better.p

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Brenda Clevenger
28 months ago

My deepest condolences to the family and friends of this gentleman....May God be with you

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Patty Alessi
28 months ago

Prayers from Birmingham, Alabama

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Tari Benak Blankman
28 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers to the family. Love you AO.

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$250
James Murray
25 months ago

Prayers to you and your family from an old friend of Kerri.

$50
Anonymous
26 months ago
LO
$100
Laura and TJ OBrien
26 months ago
BP
$200
Brad & Laurie Poppen
27 months ago
RE
$500
Ron & Gerri Evans
27 months ago

We pray that God gives you and your sons strength during this sad & difficult time. God Bless you! Ron & Gerri Evans (Kristi Kramer's parents)

KP
$50
Kelly Petsche
28 months ago

Our heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow. Brian coached our son Cole at Suburban and he worked so well with all the young boys and their families. We never forgot all that he did and what a great guy he was. Ed and Kelly Petsche, Sarah, Cole and Kyle.

KF
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Kevin & Teresa Forest
28 months ago

Our sincere condolences to your family. Brian touched so many lives and will be deeply missed.

SI
$500
Sheppard's Business Interiors
28 months ago

Thinking of you during this difficult time and wishing you comfort in the days ahead.

$50
Anonymous
28 months ago
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Anonymous
28 months ago
Craig Boro
28 months ago
3
3

We love you Brian!

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Lyndi Haugen
28 months ago

Prayers from Portland, Oregon

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Anna Sommers
28 months ago

Sorry for your lost live will get better.p

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Brenda Clevenger
28 months ago

My deepest condolences to the family and friends of this gentleman....May God be with you

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Patty Alessi
28 months ago

Prayers from Birmingham, Alabama

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Tari Benak Blankman
28 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers to the family. Love you AO.

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