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Mary Friona

Following my heart with my husband and four daughters. An Emmy Award winning journalist lucky enough to work in television & radio for 20 years - seeing wonderful places, meeting great people and telling their stories.

Prayers for Baby Rowan

We are sharing this story with the hopes that folks can send prayers and any financial help possible to this Western New York family. Baby Rowan Thompson was rushed to the hospital and friends and family have shared the story on a GoFundMe Page – saying, “Rowan (Elizabeth and Elijah Thompsons 3rd little boy) was […]

Young Boy Battling Chronic Illness Becomes an Airman for the Day!

These photos absolutely made our day! A young boy who is a part of Stone’s Buddies – a program designed to provide support to chronically ill patients at Oishei Children’s Hospital and their families – had an amazing day with some very special heroes! Barrett Jaworski became honorary Reserve Citizen Airman 2nd Lt. Barrett Jaworski for […]

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

One in four. Those are apparently the numbers when it comes to women losing a baby. One in four women experience this loss. Amy Louise knows about that loss. The Olean mom lost a baby – a boy named Gavin – years ago. It still hurts, the pain is still raw and real. That’s why […]