Mike O'Neill

First post: Oct 25, 2017 Latest post: Jun 6, 2018
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are so grateful to have your support...especially your prayers.  Mike is the Head Football Coach at Collierville High School, and husband of Beth O'Neill.  He has 3 beautiful children - Brooke (30), Michael (24), and Mary Elizabeth (22).  And, he has one precious granddaughter, Mary Reagan (3), {who calls him G-Daddy} and one loving son-in-law, Bowers (30)!  Mike was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the tonsil on October 18, 2017 with activity in his neck and tongue.  Mike is NOT resigning from his post.  He intends on making a full recovery, and returning to school as soon as his treatment is finished.  He is a fighter and finds strength in Tom Petty's song, "I won't back down".  He often says, "I ask my players to play like their hair is on fire - so I must do the same and approach my battle with the same tenacity".  We know that God's timing is perfect, and we have put our trust in Christ.  His will is perfect, and we find strength in our faith and love in Jesus Christ.  Mike has commented often since we shared his diagnosis with the community that he can feel your prayers.  So, please don't stop praying for him!  Prayer warriors - we need you and you know who you are.  Many have asked us how you can help and this is the single best gift of love and support that he can receive.  So, please pray for him to make a full recovery.  We have asked God to orchestrate our journey, to guide our medical team, and to align our wills to His holy will.  And, we have already experienced His presence.  Mike became a survivor on October 18th, and will begin his journey on October 31st at MD Anderson in Houston, TX. Please check back often for updates.  And, thank you for your love and support!  
The O'Neill Family 

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