Support for Ryan and Kay McGuigan

$43,460 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 431 people in 23 months
Kate Whitecotton
on behalf of Ryan McGuigan
 OMAHA, NE
Hi friends,

We wanted to send an update on Kay. She has been fighting her battle with cancer for over a year and damn, she put up a fight. Unfortunately, we have started to prepare for her final days.

Your messages checking up on her and Ryan have meant the world to them and we ask that you keep them, and their kids, in your thoughts. Everyone is getting the help and support they need and Kay is surrounded by love.

In lieu of flowers and cards, we ask that you consider making a donation to the GoFundMe page to support Ryan as he transitions into his new chapter. It would also be so great if you could leave a note for Kay here, so we can let her know just how loved she is.

We will keep you updated as we learn more.

Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts. You have helped make this past year much easier on their family.

From Ryan and Kay:
I wanted to take a moment to personally thank all of you for your kind words, thoughts, prayers, texts, phone calls, e-mails, cards, gifts, and the extreme generosity shown to us on this page.
The past 3 months have been difficult, scary and overwhelming. As we (Ryan and I) start this journey fighting a mighty battle, I have been reminded over and over again of the goodness in people. And I have been reminded of the power of prayer and in the power of Love. The outpouring of affection we have received has been breathtaking and I want to say to each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart: Thank YOU. I love you all so much.
They say in this life, when you feel vulnerable and heartbroken, it only takes one person to come along and help pick you back up. And that is exactly what you have done for us. I have been scared, grief-stricken, crushed and frankly utterly lost these past few weeks. But with your love, prayers and encouragement, I have gained so much strength. This has been the hardest situation our family has ever faced and YOU all have eased our burden and lifted us up in more ways than you can imagine. Thank You. We Love You. I am going to fight like hell.
Please continue to pray for us.

Love to you All,

Ryan & Kay J. McGuigan~
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A Celebration of Life for Kay will be held on Saturday, September 8 at 2:00pm. Family will receive visitors starting at 1:00pm.

WHERE: Heafey Mortuary, 7805 West Center Road, Omaha, NE, 68124

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the GoFundMe page to support Ryan, Harry, Jacqui, and Jo-Jo.

We are collecting photos of Kay to use at the service, please email any photos you can share to info@billymcguigan.com.

Thank you all so much for everything, we're looking forward to celebrating this amazing person with you all on Saturday!
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Listening to her favorite Steely Dan Albums and surrounded by her family, Kay passed away early this morning.
Thank you for all your support, it's meant the world to the McGuigan Family.
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Hi friends,

We wanted to send an update on Kay. She has been fighting her battle with cancer for over a year and damn, she put up a fight. Unfortunately, we have started to prepare for her final days.

Your messages checking up on her and Ryan have meant the world to them and we ask that you keep them, and their kids, in your thoughts. Everyone is getting the help and support they need and Kay is surrounded by love.

In lieu of flowers and cards, we ask that you consider making a donation to the GoFundMe page to support Ryan as he transitions into his new chapter. It would also be so great if you could leave a note for Kay here, so we can let her know just how loved she is.

We will keep you updated as we learn more.

Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts. You have helped make this past year much easier on their family.
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From Kay:
I wanted to take a moment to personally thank all of you for your kind words, thoughts, prayers, texts, phone calls, e-mails, cards, gifts, and the extreme generosity shown to us on this page.
The past 3 months have been difficult, scary and overwhelming. As we (Ryan and I) start this journey fighting a mighty battle, I have been reminded over and over again of the goodness in people. And I have been reminded of the power of prayer and in the power of Love. The outpouring of affection we have received has been breathtaking and I want to say to each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart: Thank YOU. I love you all so much.
They say in this life, when you feel vulnerable and heartbroken, it only takes one person to come along and help pick you back up. And that is exactly what you have done for us. I have been scared, grief-stricken, crushed and frankly utterly lost these past few weeks. But with your love, prayers and encouragement, I have gained so much strength. This has been the hardest situation our family has ever faced and YOU all have eased our burden and lifted us up in more ways than you can imagine. Thank You. We Love You. I am going to fight like hell.
Please continue to pray for us.

Love to you All,

Ryan & Kay J. McGuigan~
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Paddy McGowan
5 months ago
3
3

My beautiful Kay. I'm a better person for knowing you and I will always love you. You have been a light for so many and have touched so many hearts and minds. With all my yogi love and light, I'll see you on the other side my friend.

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Ron Beberniss
5 months ago
2
2

Kay if you get this always know how much you’re friendship and sense of humor meant the world to me. Best friends are hard to find and you are truly the best. I just don’t know what to say.

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Lisa Newell Seemann
5 months ago
1
1

Sending so many prayers for strength as you remember Kay and your memories together! May this bring you peace knowing she is no longer suffering!

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Rob Mclaughlin
5 months ago
1
1

Kay. You know ive always thought the world of you. Im sorry you had to go through this. Breaks my heart. You will be missed by many. You are such an amzing lady and im glad to be one of your friends through out the years since the goldbrrgs era. Love you and god bless you and your family. ❤❤❤❤

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Becky Janis Hamilton Scherbring
5 months ago

Kay, we don’t know each other well but I have admired you from afar as a Facebook acquaintance and as my son’s friend’s mom. You have inspired me and brightened my life and you probably didn’t even realize it! You are a very special person. I am sending so much love to you and your family.

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Beverly Marks-Williams
23 months ago

To Ryan and Kay...My prayers are with you and your family! I'm unable to help financially at this time but know that God works in mysterious ways and your work is not finished yet!

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Joel G. Barratt
5 months ago

Have you ever seen a squonk's tears? Well, look at mine. The people on the street have all seen better times. May the remaining days and hours be without suffering. May you hold fast to the sweet memories as you walk the most difficult part of life’s journey. Godspeed KayJoan

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Erin McCarthy Bradley
5 months ago

KayViv! My FAVORITE McKenna’s memories are all stories involving you! Such a beautiful, hilarious, smart woman! And clearly you have passed these gifts on to your beautiful babies! All my love and prayers!

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Lori Lamm Counts
5 months ago

I am so sorry to hear the news. You are such a bright light in this world and a wonderful woman and all it encompasses. I pray for you and your family as you move through your final journey in this world. Please know how much you are loved and admired for your strength! You are beautiful Kay!

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Christopher Elston
5 months ago

Dearest Kay, You were one of the first friends I made in theatre and certainly one of the best. You welcomed me to the boards with open arms and had an unrivaled sense of humor and zest for life. You supported me from the very beginning, supported me through sad times, and celebrated with me during the grand ones. You made me part of your family and led me to friendships with some guys I'm proud to call my brothers. You are truly one of a kind and I'm a better person for having known you. Until we meet again. . . Love, Chris

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Patty True
5 months ago

I love you! You are a very bright light in this world.

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Liz Reinhardt
5 months ago

Kay you have been in my thoughts and prayers this past year and I will continue to pray for a miracle and for your family! You are a true Beautiful Light in this world and may it always shine! Love, Liz Reinhardt (your Kappa Pledge Daughter ;) )

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Brian Barratt
5 months ago

Love you Kay Joan. Don't tell anyone-but you and I know you're a billion times more than "an a cup mind in a b cup world". But let's keep it between us. Love to you Kay. Love and comfort to you and all of yours!!

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Kristen Moore
5 months ago

I have so many amazing memories of You Kay and your giant heart. Most of them revolve around your commitment to being an amazing mama and wife. If i am even half the Mom and wife you have been i will have been successful. Love you and your sweet family so much.

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Tracy Fischer Fisher
5 months ago

To my dearest Kay, You have been such a source of joy, love and friendship to so many people along this crazy journey of life. I am one of the blessed people that got the chance to meet and become frineds with you. You are so special and unique and march to the beat of your own drum - all qualities that drew me to you! Just know that you have had a HUGE impact on my life and your friendship means the world to me. You have taught me and many others what it means to live with passion! I will always have a deeb connection and love for you. I am here if you and Ryan need anything!!!!! God Bless YOU!

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Meredith McAdams
5 months ago

My heart aches for you and your family but I know God is with you. I pray He is guide you, comfort you and hold you as you figure out this new reality. I have such great memories of Kay in theater and the agency. We are so blessed to have had this time with her.

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Amber Bamber
5 months ago

Oh gosh, Kate. I am heartbroken to hear this news. My prayers go out to Ryan, Kay, their kids, and the entire family.

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Lorraine Boyd
5 months ago

Just wanted to correct my comment of a few minutes ago. Meant to type Kay ... it came out Kate. Sorry. But I still mean all the things I said. All love and prayers to you and yours.

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Jody Becker Vinci
23 months ago

Kay, my heart and prayers are with you and your family. May you find strength and knowing you as I do, I believe you are up for this challenge! Xoxo

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Carolyn Reese Crotty
23 months ago

Thinking of you Kay.❤⭕❌lot of love and healing

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Marcy Requist
5 months ago
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Kay is a gift to all of us who will live on through her beautiful children, loving husband, and wonderful memories we will cherish always. Every life she touched is better for the time she took to not only be our friend, but also as one of the most positive voices of encouragement we will ever have the privilege to know.

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Mary Elam
5 months ago
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Peace and love to you my friend. It was my great privilege to care for Miss Kay ❤️

TG
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The Gnandts
5 months ago
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Hugs

PS
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Peggy Simon
5 months ago
1
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You are so blessed to have had Kay so close at heart. She was lovely. Sending prayers for peace and love.

RM
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Robin McWhorter
5 months ago
1
1

In laughter, in strife.

Paddy McGowan
5 months ago
3
3

My beautiful Kay. I'm a better person for knowing you and I will always love you. You have been a light for so many and have touched so many hearts and minds. With all my yogi love and light, I'll see you on the other side my friend.

+ Read More
Ron Beberniss
5 months ago
2
2

Kay if you get this always know how much you’re friendship and sense of humor meant the world to me. Best friends are hard to find and you are truly the best. I just don’t know what to say.

+ Read More
Lisa Newell Seemann
5 months ago
1
1

Sending so many prayers for strength as you remember Kay and your memories together! May this bring you peace knowing she is no longer suffering!

+ Read More
Rob Mclaughlin
5 months ago
1
1

Kay. You know ive always thought the world of you. Im sorry you had to go through this. Breaks my heart. You will be missed by many. You are such an amzing lady and im glad to be one of your friends through out the years since the goldbrrgs era. Love you and god bless you and your family. ❤❤❤❤

+ Read More
Becky Janis Hamilton Scherbring
5 months ago

Kay, we don’t know each other well but I have admired you from afar as a Facebook acquaintance and as my son’s friend’s mom. You have inspired me and brightened my life and you probably didn’t even realize it! You are a very special person. I am sending so much love to you and your family.

+ Read More
Beverly Marks-Williams
23 months ago

To Ryan and Kay...My prayers are with you and your family! I'm unable to help financially at this time but know that God works in mysterious ways and your work is not finished yet!

+ Read More
Joel G. Barratt
5 months ago

Have you ever seen a squonk's tears? Well, look at mine. The people on the street have all seen better times. May the remaining days and hours be without suffering. May you hold fast to the sweet memories as you walk the most difficult part of life’s journey. Godspeed KayJoan

+ Read More
Erin McCarthy Bradley
5 months ago

KayViv! My FAVORITE McKenna’s memories are all stories involving you! Such a beautiful, hilarious, smart woman! And clearly you have passed these gifts on to your beautiful babies! All my love and prayers!

+ Read More
Lori Lamm Counts
5 months ago

I am so sorry to hear the news. You are such a bright light in this world and a wonderful woman and all it encompasses. I pray for you and your family as you move through your final journey in this world. Please know how much you are loved and admired for your strength! You are beautiful Kay!

+ Read More
Christopher Elston
5 months ago

Dearest Kay, You were one of the first friends I made in theatre and certainly one of the best. You welcomed me to the boards with open arms and had an unrivaled sense of humor and zest for life. You supported me from the very beginning, supported me through sad times, and celebrated with me during the grand ones. You made me part of your family and led me to friendships with some guys I'm proud to call my brothers. You are truly one of a kind and I'm a better person for having known you. Until we meet again. . . Love, Chris

+ Read More
Patty True
5 months ago

I love you! You are a very bright light in this world.

+ Read More
Liz Reinhardt
5 months ago

Kay you have been in my thoughts and prayers this past year and I will continue to pray for a miracle and for your family! You are a true Beautiful Light in this world and may it always shine! Love, Liz Reinhardt (your Kappa Pledge Daughter ;) )

+ Read More
Brian Barratt
5 months ago

Love you Kay Joan. Don't tell anyone-but you and I know you're a billion times more than "an a cup mind in a b cup world". But let's keep it between us. Love to you Kay. Love and comfort to you and all of yours!!

+ Read More
Kristen Moore
5 months ago

I have so many amazing memories of You Kay and your giant heart. Most of them revolve around your commitment to being an amazing mama and wife. If i am even half the Mom and wife you have been i will have been successful. Love you and your sweet family so much.

+ Read More
Tracy Fischer Fisher
5 months ago

To my dearest Kay, You have been such a source of joy, love and friendship to so many people along this crazy journey of life. I am one of the blessed people that got the chance to meet and become frineds with you. You are so special and unique and march to the beat of your own drum - all qualities that drew me to you! Just know that you have had a HUGE impact on my life and your friendship means the world to me. You have taught me and many others what it means to live with passion! I will always have a deeb connection and love for you. I am here if you and Ryan need anything!!!!! God Bless YOU!

+ Read More
Meredith McAdams
5 months ago

My heart aches for you and your family but I know God is with you. I pray He is guide you, comfort you and hold you as you figure out this new reality. I have such great memories of Kay in theater and the agency. We are so blessed to have had this time with her.

+ Read More
Amber Bamber
5 months ago

Oh gosh, Kate. I am heartbroken to hear this news. My prayers go out to Ryan, Kay, their kids, and the entire family.

+ Read More
Lorraine Boyd
5 months ago

Just wanted to correct my comment of a few minutes ago. Meant to type Kay ... it came out Kate. Sorry. But I still mean all the things I said. All love and prayers to you and yours.

+ Read More
Jody Becker Vinci
23 months ago

Kay, my heart and prayers are with you and your family. May you find strength and knowing you as I do, I believe you are up for this challenge! Xoxo

+ Read More
Carolyn Reese Crotty
23 months ago

Thinking of you Kay.❤⭕❌lot of love and healing

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