Family dealing with Leukemia, Crohn’s Disease, and now foreclosure. Can you help?

October 19, 2017

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

Sometimes life’s blows come one after another. It’s hard to get up, when you keep getting pushed down. Kathy Karam has had her share of hardships is an understatement. The single mom is doing her best, raising her three boys:  Anthony (19), Logan (16) and Nicholas (11). Her children have faced several hardships with both their education and their health. Her youngest is currently dealing with Crohn’s Disease, which is a daily battle.

Kathy has been living in her Depew home, which she’s rented for the past 18 years, but is now being forced from the home, because her landlord has apparently forced the home into foreclosure. He gave Kathy and her boys 90 days to find a new home.  As if that’s not bad enough…

Last Friday her son Anthony was diagnosed with leukemia. He is currently at Women and Children’s Hospital receiving treatment. To say that Kathy has a huge uphill battle is an understatement. She needs to find housing, while caring for a sick son, and also finding time to take care of her other two boys.

Friends and family are hoping the community can help them out during this difficult time.  They’ve set up a Gofundme page and are hoping this community will rally behind this family. If you can help – here is the LINK. 



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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    Mary I want to thank you so much for writing this. My sister and nephews have been through so much and I’m hoping with all of this we can help them out and praying Anthony will beat this! You are an angel!

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    Where is the site to send the money?

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