Community Rallies Around Young Mom with Stage 3 Liver Failure

March 22, 2019

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

Katrina Heitman is a young mom with three small children to care for.

She’s been diagnosed with Stage 3 liver failure and is in need of a liver transplant.  Family and friends have organized a fundraiser benefit to take place at Wings Flights of Hope on March 30th to help pay for non-covered medical expenses, including costs associated with a potential liver donor.

As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for the family and those who love Katrina want her to worry only about taking care of herself and those three beautiful children.

Here are the details of the fundraiser:

WHEN: March 30th from 6-10 pm

WHERE: Wings Flight of Hope, 3964 California Road, Orchard Park

COST: $25 includes beer, wine, pop, snacks, 50/50, chinese auction, music

To donate baskets for the auction – contacer Loree at 716-220-3174 or Georgeanna at 716-525-5587

Here is a link to the GoFundMe Page:



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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.
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