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Family of infant who died donates $108,000 to Wheaton Franciscan St. Joseph

\"Our Stories with Michele\" is a regular feature on the CBS 58 News at 4.

The hope is to bring much deserved attention to people who face incredible challenges and still find a way to contribute to our community.

On Friday, we featured the generous donation of the family who lost a little boy at two weeks to Wheaton Franciscan St. Joseph, the medical facility that gave Tyler a fighting chance.

In the eight years since his passing, the Magerowski and Lee families have held a variety of fundraisers from bowling outings to a car show.

They surpassed their goal and presented a check for $108,000 to a grateful and delighting hospital staff. 

\"That helps our women that are delivering at the hospital who are here long term,\" explained Shelli Marquardt of the Wheaton Franciscan St. Joseph Foundation. \"It also helps the infant in the NICU with a number of things, different products that make their stay easier.\"

\"Tyler unfortunately lost his battle here,\" his Aunt Julie Magerowski told CBS 58 News. \"We have to keep moving on. We have to save the babies.\"

Tyler's surviving twin brother Jacob and sister Madlaynn were on hand for the celebration. 

Amazing what influence this little boy had with so little time on earth.

Amazing how the ties that bind a family in good times and bad can inspire a community to give.

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