Benefit set for newborn in hospital

CREATED Oct. 11, 2013

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WEST BEND - Life handed her major challenges before she was even born. Little Emmalynn Ruth Studzinski is battling a heart defect. A donation jar to help pay for her family's expenses was stolen.

"We saw how helpless and how she wasn't doing anything and everything hooked up to her," said dad, Aaron Studzinski.

The place where Emmalynn's dad works tried to help out the family by putting out a donation jar, but a heartless thief walked in a swiped it. After our initial story aired tips started pouring in to West Bend police and it helped them arrest Miguel Marquez.

"He has no morals. It just shows that. He has no morals and he doesn't care about anyone but himself," Studzinksi said.

Others saw the story and decided to help the family as well. The local band 5 O'Clock Charlie will host a fundraiser for the family on November 1st. The Studzinksi's explain it's amazing to feel the love and support from the community.

"We're not going to forget all the people who have done stuff for us, eventually we will pay it forward," Studzinski said.

The benefit will be held at Jansen Park in West Bend. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m. There is a $3 cover at the door, and all the proceeds go to the family. There will be a silent auction.