Benefit for West Seneca Trooper Joe Gallagher & his Family

August 10, 2018

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

New York State Trooper Joseph Gallagher was helping a stranded motorist on December 18th – when he was struck by a car on an overpass from the Long Island Expressway. The 35-year old, West Seneca Native was critically injured and has a very long road ahead.

The husband and father continues his recovery in a rehab facility in Long Island. The family appreciates all of the support and prayers.

It’s been a long road – now 8 months after the terrible accident. Friends and family are hoping to take some of the burden off the family by helping to raise money. A benefit will be held on Sunday, August 19th.

WHEN: Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 2 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Iron Workers Union Hall, 196 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca

TICKETS: $25. Contact Heather at 716-864-5637 or Karen 716-289-6690

You can buy a – We Support Trooper Joe Gallagher T-shirt… They are available at Park Avenue Screening and Embroidering.  (and will also be available at the fundraiser) I have been working closely with the family on this and know how much this means to them. The shirts are $15.




This family has been through so much already and have a very long road ahead – please help them if you can.


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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    Thank you for everything that you are doing for my family and my brother Joe.

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