Dying Boy Who Attempted to Achieve Christmas Card Record Passes Away

Dallas Dingus collected 800,000 cards, after a Facebook campaign

By Raluca Anghel on January 18th, 2013 13:01 GMT

Dallas Dingus, a nine-year-old boy with cystic fibrosis from Eastern Kentucky, brought the world to tears with his desire to achieve a world Guinness record before his death. His wish was to collect the most Christmas cards.

He had been diagnosed when he was just 4 years old. As the little boy reached the terminal phase of his illness, a neighbor wrote on Facebook about Dallas' desire to conquer a Guinness title, and encouraged people to send him cards.

Dallas collected a whopping 800,000 before he passed away, this week, at Bluegrass Hospice Center in Hazard.

According to kentucky.com, Guinness is currently looking into awarding Dallas post-mortem. The last time someone was registered for breaking the Christmas card record, it was in 1990. Canadian Jarrod Booth had stacked up 205,120 of them.
Dallas Dingus suffered from cystic fibrosis
   Dallas Dingus suffered from cystic fibrosis
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