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Dying Veteran Just Wants Letters to Read

February 15, 2017

St. Cloud Minnesota Veteran, James Wiitamaki, is spending his last days here on this earth at the local VA hospital. He is nearing the end of his battle with cancer and has just one final wish - to receive letters to read. He placed an ad in the local paper with his address requesting mail. Upon seeing the newspaper ad, his neice took the story to social media with #CardsforJimmy and says the family has been overwhelmed with response!

This story is one that reaches many of us on a personal level as we have loved ones who have served in the military and we've lost loved ones to cancer. So, take a few minutes out of your day and a few dollars out of your budget this week to send Jimmy a card and share your story with him!

James Wiitamaki
VA Medical Center, B51-2
4801 Veterans Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303