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Fundraiser set Saturday for seriously ill Amish boy

Amish community members and others in the region’s Southern Tier are coming together on Saturday to hold another breakfast benefit for Amos Hertzler, a young Amish boy with severe health conditions.

Hertzler, 4, who lives in Mansfield with his parents, was born with Down Syndrome and with a condition, atresia, in which his esophagus does not connect to his stomach. He has required extensive hospital care, his family said.

The benefit will raise funds that will help pay for his continuing care, his family said.

The pancake breakfast will be held between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Otto Fire Hall, 9099 Jark Road in Otto.

Breakfast foods will include eggs and sausage, pancakes, yogurt, doughnuts and more. There is no fee for the breakfast, but donations toward Amos’ care will be accepted.