Waconia boy sets sights on fighting malnutrition in Haiti

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Amasiah Stangret, center, is pictured with his parents, Brian and Lori, and dog, Agate. (Jason Schmucker/The Patriot)

Amasiah Stangret, center, is pictured with his parents, Brian and Lori, and dog, Agate. (Jason Schmucker/The Patriot)

It started with a letter to the mayor.

“I weigh 42.2# and I am 6 years old and I want to have a big party at the city park for Martin Luther King Jr. and I want everybody to make cupcakes. Your friend, Amasiah Jerome Stangret. I want to raise money for the kids in Haiti.”

The letter touched Waconia Mayor Jim Sanborn.

“You get a letter like that and you have to respond – it’s just such a cool thing,” Sanborn said.

Sanborn reached out to the Stangret family and got the ball rolling.

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