HERKIMER, NY - Area musicians banded together at the Silverado Inn in Herkimer Sunday to help out one of their own.
4-month-old Malcom Scott Coffin was born with a hole in his heart and will require open heart surgery.
Malcom’s father is a member of the band Whiskey Creek.
Whiskey Creek, along with Northern Grace, Mark Bolos, Tompkins Drive, and Jennie and the Buckshot 5, provided an afternoon of live music to raise money for any expenses Malcom’s family will incur due to the surgery.
Zondra Coffin, Malcom’s grandmother, says the family is overwhelmed by the support of the community and that the money raised will help out tremendously.
“Oh yeah. There’s food, there’s a place to stay, there’s the gas, there’s the medication. Once he gets home, there are the bandages he’s going to need to take care of him as he heals. There’s a lot of stuff to it. It’s not just medical.”
It is unclear when Malcom’s surgery will take place.
He’s currently being hospitalized in Syracuse with a respiratory virus and doctors need to make sure he is completely healthy before they can operate.