Stella was rushed to the hospital – here is how you can help the Usiak family

February 8, 2020

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

Our dear friend, Stella Usiak was rushed to the hospital via ambulance.  She needs our prayers – so please, please take a moment and lift her up.

Her mother wrote this post:

“Stella needs your prayer please.

Things are really bad. Stella ended up going by ambulance to Children’s after not feeling well this morning and had 11 seizures that I counted. They need another access line and putting one in her femoral artery. They are keeping her sedated and on a ventilator. Her lungs look like shit.”

This family has been through far too much and they need us to surround them with support and show them they are not alone.

Here is how you can help.

Here is Jen’s Venmo if you’d like to send something to help with parking, food, coffee or whatever else they may need.

Here is a LINK TO THE MEAL TRAIN to help make meals for the family.


And above all – pray!

Friends of the family are also asking the community to put a purple light bulb in their outside light to support Stella and her family.


More on Stella’s Story


Way too sick for far too long; my friend Sweet Stella



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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