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Young boy hopes to break Guinness Record before he dies
Posted on: 12:45 am, December 11, 2012, by Alix Bryan, updated on: 11:49am, December 11, 2012
Salyersville, KY — Worldwide, people are rallying to help a 9-year-old eastern Kentucky boy suffering from cystic fibrosis set a Guinness World Record.
The young boy, Dalton Dingus, is battling stage four cystic fibrosis. His goal is to beat the current Guinness Book of World Records for receiving the most Christmas cards.
News station WKYT reports that the current record is 35,000 and Dalton currently has 23,000 cards. Recently the Morehead State University softball team spent Friday afternoon collecting Christmas cards. No one has asked for money to be sent, just a Christmas card.
Cards can be sent directly to Dalton at:
HC 62 Box 1249
Salyersville, Ky. 41465
In 1989 Craig Shergold received an estimated 350 million greeting cards, earning him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
In fact, variations of the plea for greeting cards sent out on his behalf in 1989 are still distributed through the Internet, making the plea a persistent urban legend. Shergold was the same age as Dalton when his request was made.
We did some digging and found a Facebook page dedicated to Dalton, called Dalton’s Destroyer’s.
A post shows the thousands of cards delivered, in just one morning. A post on Snopesconfirms that Dalton is receiving Christmas cards, but doesn’t mention Guinness Book of World Records goal, just that “this is something you can feel good about…”
Dalton Dingus, posted on public Facebook page.
In November, Dalton was visited by “Banjo Neal.” You can see the advanced stage of cystic fibrosis that Dalton is battling.
Please send Dalton a Christmas card.....
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