An Update Regarding Baby Ada – Just Weeks After Her Mother Died During Childbirth

August 29, 2019

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

We first told you just about ten days ago – about Ali Waclawek – the 31-year-old who died while giving birth to her baby daughter. A tragic loss, an unbearable tragedy – a heartbreaking story.

The story struck a nerve with the community, leaving many grieving for a woman they’d never met and just as many worrying about her husband, Justin and newborn left behind.

Today, we have an update from Justin… along with a beautiful photo of Justin feeding Ada. It is bittersweet – to think of her mother not by her side – but, it is wonderful to see that Ada is doing well.  While the statement doesn’t address the baby – we have been told that she is doing well.

“I want to express my most heartfelt thank you to everyone who donated, shared, or kept Ada and our families in their thoughts and prayers. The outpouring of love and generosity shown is a testament to the remarkable person Ali was. Our families are astounded by the sheer volume of support shown by our friends, family, and community. While no monetary value can ever replace Ali, every gift will help ease the burden of supporting our baby Ada. I urge you to remember Ali and keep her in your heart forever. She will always be a part of ours. Thank you again so very much.”

Here is our original story about Ali:

Community Rallies After Woman Dies During Childbirth, Leaving Behind Loving Husband & Newborn Daughter


So far the Gofundme raised $120,000. You can support the family HERE.



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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