Empty chairs represent heartbreaking reality.

March 4, 2018

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

It is a stunning show of symbolism.

Sunday was the annual Kaely’s Kindness mother-daughter luncheon. It is a special time for the girls to get together, support one another, and celebrate life. All of the girls are cancer warriors. They’re strong, brave, and nothing short of amazing.



But, the sad reality of childhood cancer is that not everyone survives. It is heartbreaking to think about; those young lives taken too soon.

Today, those lost were remembered and honored.



Ten chairs each with only a photo. Ten chairs where beautiful young ladies should be sitting. Ten lives lost. Ten angels.

It is a stunning reminder of the reality of childhood cancer.

The work Kaely’s Kindness does is simply amazing. This luncheon is a special time for the girls and their moms. It’s also a time to remember those we lost and those who are greatly missed.







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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