James Wiitamaki wanted some letters. He got some letters

An update now on James Wiitamaki, the man with cancer who took out an ad in a local newspaper asking for cards and letters at the VA hospital in St. Cloud, Minn.

It’s working.

Photo: Mychal Vlatkovich Courtesy of Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s office

Becky Wegscheid, James Wiitamaki’s great niece, showed up to bring one more letter for the pile today.

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Wegscheid works as an intern in Klobuchar’s office.

Another great-niece, Brenna Glodowski, got things rolling when she posted a copy of the newspaper ad on Facebook and asked it be passed around. Perhaps that worked too well. The original Facebook post and her account appear to have been deleted.

  • Rob

    Damn, thats a good story. Thanks, Bob C.

  • JamieHX

    That is so totally awesome. Thanks, Bob.

  • Kevin Hennessy

    I want to see another try at that Fantasy Legislature idea. Perhaps you could just release a card set of Legislators for the biennium (like APBA for sports) and people could play at home and share their results?