(Image source: Facebook)

 

BY LOGAN TITTLE

ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY

 

A 9-year-old Kentucky boy suffering from cystic fibrosis woke up Christmas morning a few stamps closer to breaking a Guinness world record.

 

“Nine-year-old Dalton Dingus of Salyersville, Kentucky … has to wear an oxygen mask to breathe. For his wish he wants to receive a record breaking number of Christmas cards.”

(WHAS)

 

His mother reportedly used Facebook to reach out and ask for Christmas cards. Since then the cards have been flooding in from all over the world. The goal: 35 thousand cards. So far—

 

“We spoke to a family member this morning who says Dalton has received 297,000 cards and counting.”

(WLEX)

 

Dalton has reportedly been improving since the cards started coming in more than a month ago. And ABC News reports the Dingus’ have SO many cards, they can’t fit anymore in their home.

 

“The letter carrier can’t fit them all in her truck anymore, and a local television reporter has taken to filling a trailer to bring all the cards to Dalton’s grandfather’s church.”

 

A Guinness spokesperson says the group does not currently monitor a category for most cards received -- however a Canadian man once collected more than 205,000. Dalton has been registered in the hopes record keepers will open a category for him.

 

Dying Kentucky Boy Closer to Potential Guinness Record

by Logan Tittle
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Dec 27, 2012

Dying Kentucky Boy Closer to Potential Guinness Record

 

(Image source: Facebook)

 

BY LOGAN TITTLE

ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY

 

A 9-year-old Kentucky boy suffering from cystic fibrosis woke up Christmas morning a few stamps closer to breaking a Guinness world record.

 

“Nine-year-old Dalton Dingus of Salyersville, Kentucky … has to wear an oxygen mask to breathe. For his wish he wants to receive a record breaking number of Christmas cards.”

(WHAS)

 

His mother reportedly used Facebook to reach out and ask for Christmas cards. Since then the cards have been flooding in from all over the world. The goal: 35 thousand cards. So far—

 

“We spoke to a family member this morning who says Dalton has received 297,000 cards and counting.”

(WLEX)

 

Dalton has reportedly been improving since the cards started coming in more than a month ago. And ABC News reports the Dingus’ have SO many cards, they can’t fit anymore in their home.

 

“The letter carrier can’t fit them all in her truck anymore, and a local television reporter has taken to filling a trailer to bring all the cards to Dalton’s grandfather’s church.”

 

A Guinness spokesperson says the group does not currently monitor a category for most cards received -- however a Canadian man once collected more than 205,000. Dalton has been registered in the hopes record keepers will open a category for him.

 

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