A Special Valentine’s Day Delivery to the Oncology Floor at Oishei Children’s Hospital

February 14, 2019

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

We were so happy to make this delivery!

The charity we recently started, Totally Buffalo’s Hope for the Holidays, brought 13 Valentine’s Day Care Packages to kids on the Oncology floor at  Oishei Children’s Hospital – all thanks to the generosity of this community! Each child in the floor was given a care package filled with toys, stuffed animals, blankets, crafts, coloring supplies, legos and more! The little patients ranged in age from 5 months to 13-years old. Many were in isolation but the ones we did get to meet with were so sweet with huge smiles.


Each child was also given a few handmade Valentines from first grade students at Williamsville East Elementary School. The kids in Mrs. Marchetta’s class were kind enough to make the beautiful cards for us to bring along!


We took just a few photos to share!


We were also able to stock the parent/patient lounge on the floor. The cupboards were EMPTY when we arrived and we filled them up – several cuupboards!

In fact, we had some food and juice boxes leftover – enough to bring to other floors on the hospital as well! After talking with hospital staff, we learned this is a real issue so we would love to bring them food and snacks at least once a month. We will have an ongoing Amazon Wish list if you would like to donate a snack – HERE IS A LINK. 


Of course, we couldn’t visit the hospital without bringing a treat for the hard working nurses, doctors, and other staff members to enjoy as well.

It was truly our pleasure to make the delivery and we want to thank anyone who donated for their support!!

Happy Valentine’s Day!!


About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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