Bentley – the boy embraced by the entire community – has died

September 18, 2019

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

It seems like the entire community is mourning the loss of 5-year-old Bentley Hayden.

The Lancaster boy – who was diagnosed with Stage Four Neuroblastoma when he was just two years old – has died. The little warrior’s cancer went into remission – only to return.

Bentley was embraced by people in Buffalo and beyond. Thousands followed his story on Facebook and prayed for a miracle for the little boy. Sadly, Bentley died on September 18. 2019.

We are sending thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones during this unimaginable time.



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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