Former Pediatric Nurse loses her pet, her home and all belongings in a terrible house fire – the community is stepping up to help.

January 2, 2020

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

For years – Juliana Slater dedicated much of her time and heart to helping children. The former Children’s Hospital pediatric nurse can now use our help and prayers.  The mother and grandmother lost her Lancaster home of 27 years, her pet and her belongings to a devastating fire. Slater is recovering from her injuries and family and friends are raising money for temporary housing, food, clothing and other expenses.

Lancaster Police say the fire broke out in the two-story home on Pleasant Avenue on Monday, December 30th around 5:40 pm. Slater was recused by neighbors and was taken to ECMC for burns and smoke inhalation.

Friends have started a Gofundme page to help the family get through this difficult time. If you would like to help – CLICK HERE.




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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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