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.


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?