Community Rallies Behind Mother of Two Entering Hospice After Cancer Relapse

July 19, 2018

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

Katie Jo Perry is a beautiful young mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend.

She has been battling cancer since 2016 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Katie underwent 16 rounds of chemotherapy before having a double mastectomy. After the surgery it was determined that the cancer had spread to Katie’s lymphnodes and she was in stage 3. It was an unbelievable fight and after 33 rounds of radiation – it was determined that there was no cancer in her body.



Sadly, in March of 2018 after being cancer free for more than a year, a scan concluded that the cancer had returned in her left atrium, bones, lungs, skin, and lymphnodes. After more rounds of chemotherapy doctors have determined that the cancer is no longer responding to chemotherapy and is spreading.

The only hope they have for her now his treating her pain and discomfort through hospice.

Family and friends hope to offer some financial stability for Katie, her husband, and two kids, Kameron and Easton.

If you would like to help this family – here is a link to their Gofundme page –

We are sending prayers and love to Katie and her family and friends.


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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    My love! Continue to stay strong!!

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    My love! Continue to stay strong!!

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