When heroes meet.

February 7, 2017

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

Stella Usiak is one amazing little girl.

The North Tonawnada/City of Tonawanda Swat Team members are pretty amazing, too.

Get them together and it’s like a hero-fest!

Young Stella – who has been battling leukemia for years – saw the group and asked if she could pose for a picture with them. She thought they looked cool. The swat members – it turns out – think Stella is pretty cool, too

The thing is – this wasn’t just some little girl posing with a bunch of law enforcers.  Not by a long shot. You see, most of those swat members already knew who Stella was. They’ve personally assisted the North Tonawanda family with donations.  Heroes in and out of uniform.  Stella’s mom, Jen – who was with her – told me it made Stella’s day, “She didn’t think they would pose with her but we caught them at the end of their training. Most already knew her and were telling her what a hero she is. They were sweet & kind.”

A little hero meeting a bunch of big heroes – sounds like a perfect ‘caption this’.



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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